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Old 05-05-2003, 05:16 PM   #1
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Chat & Browser programs for linux

Hey, can anyone recommend some web browsers and chat programs for linux? For the chat programs I already have GAIM and AMSN, but I am looking for a program similar to Trillian (for windows) that will let me use MSN, Yahoo, and AIM all at the same time.
Old 05-05-2003, 05:20 PM   #2
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Gaim can do that.
Old 05-05-2003, 05:21 PM   #3
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"Gaim is a GTK2-based instant messenger application. It supports multiple protocols via modules, including AIM, ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, Jabber, IRC, Napster, Gadu-Gadu and Zephyr. It has many common features found in other clients, as well as many unique feat"
Old 05-05-2003, 05:33 PM   #4
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Well I always used Opera on windows, then used it when I switched to Linux. It has the following features on Linux:

# Tabbed interface
# Standards Compliance
# Built in nifty email client
# Skinnable
# Fast
# etc.

Download the BETA on Linux, as the current 6.* version is ugly as sin!!! but the beta is sexeh!
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Well, I'm pretty stuck on galeon. It is a lot lighter than other browsers I have tried. It works, I can see the internet. Although it does seem that you prefer features so I would say that galeon is not for you as it's lightness comes from lack of "feature creep". Give it a try if you like but you will see that it does not do things that you are used to getting out of more featureful browsers.
Old 05-05-2003, 05:49 PM   #6
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*Use mozilla for Internet (not recommended for machines with less than 128 MB RAM or 50 Processor)
* Use GAIM for Chat (MSN + Yahoo + AIM). WHen you are chatting in one mode , e.g. MSN, click again on the GAIM icon and onto other service.....
* I prefer Mozilla as a news reader

Hope that helps...


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