Miranda? I thought it was Windows-only. (My IM of choice on Windows, actually)
Gossip. Dunno how you missed that one off.
Ralesk- Miranda is available for Linux.
Alex- Good point. Aside from that, I should have an other category too. I'll add it.
What about centericq?
I used gaim for a long time but I'm a screen + irssi + bitlbee man now.
What about if I use more than one? I can select them
I use Gajim for Jabber, aMSN for msn, and skype for voIP calls.
Also, xchat for IRC, but I don't know if it's IM :S
I use KADU - most popular im in poland, working on gadu-gadu net, other one is skype, but i have installed it yesterday, because, my friend want to voice talk
Actually, "Miranda for Linux" is pretty much the same as "Picasa for Linux"; a windows app in a pretty wine wrapper. I still pine for a true port. Failing that, Gaim 2.0 beta 5 works.
yeah, wheres gossip?
Honestly, I though Gossip wouldn't have much of a following. I can see that is not the case now.
gossip here too
I used to use gaim religiously, and (very) recently switched to kopete. Sorry, but there's no excuse to not support new protocol features (MSN) for years on end. Never mind the pain that switching statuses for multiple accounts is with gaim, kopete just does everything better.
Up until now I've used Gaim and never bothered to look at alternatives. Your list provides me with a jumping off point when I get the time to start researching. Thanks!
Here is my summary of the main drawback of GAIM. The interface and lack or features. I mean, I can't believe anyone still uses GAIM without an essential feature set.
Michael- I'm glad you chimed in. I too am not fond of Gaim at all. I use Gajim, but then again, I only use Jabber, so it's a perfect fit.
The #1 problem that I have with Gaim is that the devs do not listen to their user base. They are on their own. Just look at the feature requests, and how often they are denied, without any decent reason.
I use Psi for Jabber (its Jabber support is better most others) and Kopete for MSN.
gaim for icq and msn (90%)
gajim for jabber and jabber MUC (10%)
Gossip, for everything, over jabber transports.
Pidgin & Amsn & licq
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