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View Poll Results: Messaging App of the Year
Pidgin 353 53.40%
Kopete 89 13.46%
Skype 63 9.53%
Gizmo 2 0.30%
Ekiga 2 0.30%
Psi 2 0.30%
XChat 26 3.93%
konversation 12 1.82%
aMSN 27 4.08%
Irssi 33 4.99%
BitchX 5 0.76%
SIM 2 0.30%
Centericq 5 0.76%
ejabberd 2 0.30%
Zimbra 5 0.76%
Gajim 8 1.21%
Kadu 21 3.18%
Finch 4 0.61%
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:29 AM   #16
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Pidgin at home and at work.
Old 01-15-2009, 04:47 AM   #17
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Pidgin & Xchat

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Old 01-15-2009, 04:35 PM   #18
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Pidgin, and only Pidgin.
Old 01-15-2009, 04:47 PM   #19
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My vote would be for Mercury were it in the list second choice would have to be amsn
Old 01-15-2009, 04:53 PM   #20
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Why not ERC?
Old 01-16-2009, 12:40 AM   #21
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How about gyachi?
Old 01-16-2009, 01:21 AM   #22
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Pidgin. Looks nice and works too....
Old 01-16-2009, 01:24 AM   #23
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My vote goes for Pidgin..
Old 01-16-2009, 01:28 PM   #24
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I know there are hundreds of these things but I find Ayttm works very well with googletalk and it is small. I always have trouble with Pidgin and googletalk.

I did vote Skype given the choices. Voice and video in linux is pretty darned nice.
Old 01-16-2009, 02:16 PM   #25
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Chatzilla should have been an option. Its used by several people and is quite popular and efficient.
Old 01-17-2009, 08:48 PM   #26
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Pidgin all the way.

Now if only Skype played nicely with it...
Old 01-18-2009, 09:11 PM   #27
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Kopete because pidgin stopped working for my msn side of things but pidgin still worked for aim and yahoo. So saying thanks to Kopete for saving my msn side and letting me still talk on MSN and even though aMSN didn't work either. Looks a lot like MSN and customizable too.
Old 01-22-2009, 01:06 PM   #28
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An honorable mention would be the Spark Client from the folks at Jive Software. They even offer an open source RTC server.
Old 01-24-2009, 09:02 AM   #29
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Voted for irssi, but centerim is unjustly placed between irc clients.
Old 01-26-2009, 04:56 PM   #30
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+1 for Irssi

The client of your future... soon as you get smart enough to use it...;-P


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