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Rumbl3
March 14th, 2009, 11:50 PM
Well i use xfire but no one seems to use it on linux.

Just curious what other people tend to use?

A lot of times i put it in my signature and start getting people adding me all the time then lol.

gjoellee
March 14th, 2009, 11:53 PM
aMSN (has powerful addons)
Emesene
Pidgin

lisati
March 14th, 2009, 11:54 PM
+1 for the pidgin......

Mehall
March 15th, 2009, 12:04 AM
aMSN (has powerful addons)
Emesene
Pidgin

I take it you, like I, have too many friends on MSN to give up on it?

I use Pidgin a lot, but I tend to use meebo.com lately, since it lets you use webcam even behind proxy, even if it DOES require both users to be on Meebo.

C!oud
March 15th, 2009, 12:06 AM
Kopete

Giant Speck
March 15th, 2009, 12:09 AM
I don't really use instant messengers anymore, but when I did, I preferred to use Pidgin because it allowed me to use AIM chat rooms.

SuperSonic4
March 15th, 2009, 12:13 AM
KMess 2 SVN is my favourite but don't bother with it unless you're running KDE due to dependencies

Eisenwinter
March 15th, 2009, 01:51 AM
I use Pidgin.

2.5.5 kept eating CPU and crashing randomly for me (and for others, too), so I downgraded to 2.5.4 and will wait until a new release is made before I update it.

inobe
March 15th, 2009, 02:19 AM
it would be nice to know about lan messengers, yep' not messengers for www. !

Bölvağur
March 15th, 2009, 03:47 AM
I use pidgin with gfire plugin.

I think I got like 6 accounts on it

Gmail
Jabber
Xfire
MSN
IRC

owww... only 5.

also installed skype today, but I only have 1 contact on it.

Grant A.
March 15th, 2009, 04:08 AM
Irssi

mariedana08
March 17th, 2009, 12:53 PM
I prefer to still use yahoo messenger as all my contacts are there.

pwnst*r
March 17th, 2009, 01:05 PM
can't wait for digsby to be finished up for linux. it's the only one i'll use in windows.

binbash
March 17th, 2009, 04:39 PM
Pidgin.

Mehall
March 17th, 2009, 04:41 PM
can't wait for digsby to be finished up for linux. it's the only one i'll use in windows.

Agreed.



@Grant A. : Agreed wholeheartedly, I'm on IRC more than MSN nowadays

immy123
March 17th, 2009, 04:51 PM
pidgin and meebo.

pidgin doesn't have voice/video chat, so have to use meebo for that.

Whorehay
March 17th, 2009, 05:40 PM
+1 for Pidgin (http://pidgin.im/about/)


Supported chat networks:
* AIM
* Bonjour
* Gadu-Gadu
* Google Talk
* Groupwise
* ICQ
* IRC
* MSN
* MySpaceIM
* QQ
* SILC
* SIMPLE
* Sametime
* XMPP
* Yahoo!
* Zephyr

D3ath
March 17th, 2009, 05:46 PM
can't wait for digsby to be finished up for linux. it's the only one i'll use in windows.

Why I can't wait for digsby I use pidgin sometimes. But I have been using pork alot lately.

sudo apt-get install pork

its a terminal based aim messenger. I use for work through ssh. and at home through the terminal. when you run it just use


/connect

and thats about it really easy to use and very low on resources. but thats why i like linux the terminal. don't forget about the terminal!

Polygon
March 18th, 2009, 05:41 AM
can't wait for digsby to be finished up for linux. it's the only one i'll use in windows.

closed source python....ewww.
having all your contacts and passwords and possibly more stored on the digsby servers.....double ewwww

adamlau
March 18th, 2009, 05:51 AM
Pidgin and Skype.

smartboyathome
March 18th, 2009, 05:52 AM
Pidgin and Skype.

Those are what I use. :popcorn:

itsStephen
March 18th, 2009, 05:55 AM
I use emesene

amitabhishek
March 18th, 2009, 06:02 AM
and I always thought Pidgin was the only alternative. Good to hear a few more options.

WhiskyChris
March 18th, 2009, 06:14 AM
pidgin and meebo.

pidgin doesn't have voice/video chat, so have to use meebo for that.

I normally use pidgin which I really like but my main problem is the lack of webcam support so if I want video I fire up aMSN which is horrible! If meebo's an alternative for a client with webcam support then I doubt it will be hard for it to be better so will look it up when I get home!