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Poll: Select Your Linux IM Client

What is your primary IM client in Linux?
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  1. Ralesk using Konqueror 3.5 on Kubuntu | February 17, 2007 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Miranda? I thought it was Windows-only. (My IM of choice on Windows, actually)

  2. Alex Jones using Firefox 2.0.0.1 on Ubuntu | February 17, 2007 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    Gossip. Dunno how you missed that one off. :P

  3. Aaron using Firefox 2.0.0.1 on Ubuntu | February 17, 2007 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Ralesk- Miranda is available for Linux. :)

    Alex- Good point. Aside from that, I should have an other category too. I'll add it.

  4. Flannel using W3M 0.5.1 on Unknown O.S. | February 17, 2007 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    What about centericq?

  5. Christer Edwards using Firefox 2.0.0.1 on Mac OS | February 17, 2007 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    I used gaim for a long time but I'm a screen + irssi + bitlbee man now.

  6. pochu using Firefox 2.0.0.1 on Ubuntu | February 17, 2007 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    What about if I use more than one? I can select them :D

    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

    Cheers
    Pochu

  7. Brian using Firefox 1.5.0.9 on Fedora | February 17, 2007 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Gossip

  8. Wafel using Firefox 2.0.0.1 on Ubuntu | February 18, 2007 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    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 :)

  9. James using Firefox 1.5.0.9 on Ubuntu | February 18, 2007 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    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.

  10. test using Links on Debian GNU/Linux | February 18, 2007 at 2:09 am | Permalink

    none

  11. johnny cache using Lynx 2.8.5rel.1 on Unknown O.S. | February 18, 2007 at 5:55 am | Permalink

    yeah, wheres gossip?

  12. Aaron using Firefox 2.0.0.1 on Ubuntu | February 18, 2007 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    Honestly, I though Gossip wouldn't have much of a following. I can see that is not the case now.

  13. Joel using Firefox 1.5.0.9 on Windows XP | February 18, 2007 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    gossip here too

  14. Kyle using SeaMonkey 1.0.7 on GNU/Linux 64 bits | February 18, 2007 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    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.

  15. Reqamst using BonEcho 2.0.0.1 on GNU/Linux 64 bits | February 18, 2007 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Emacs-Jabber. :)

  16. Joey Day using Firefox 2.0.0.1 on Windows XP | February 18, 2007 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    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!

  17. Michael Wheatland using Firefox 2.0.0.1 on Windows XP | February 18, 2007 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    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.

  18. Aaron using Firefox 2.0.0.1 on Ubuntu | February 18, 2007 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    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.

  19. Joergen Ramskov using Firefox 2.0.0.1 on Windows XP | February 20, 2007 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    I use Psi for Jabber (its Jabber support is better most others) and Kopete for MSN.

  20. mike using Firefox 2.0.0.1 on Ubuntu | February 22, 2007 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    gaim for icq and msn (90%)

    gajim for jabber and jabber MUC (10%)

  21. Markus Bertheau using Firefox 2.0.0.1 on Ubuntu | February 23, 2007 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Gossip, for everything, over jabber transports.

  22. Myra using Firefox 3.0.3 on GNU/Linux 64 bits | October 22, 2008 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Pidgin & Amsn & licq

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