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Favorite IM client
Posted by lters on Tue 25 Jul 2006 at 18:46
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What is your favorite IM Client?

I use Kopete because of the flex with multiple accounts (jabber, msn, aol, etc) and it works well with kde.

But if you watch the cpu stats, it really spikes the usage.

Any better clients which are kde/debian friendly?

 

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Re: Favorite IM client
Posted by dominic (142.58.xx.xx) on Tue 25 Jul 2006 at 19:03
I think Kopete is a great client and it is rapidly evolving so it is worth the CPU cost.

If I *had* to use another client, I would use Psi. It is a great XMPP client. And if you need to chat to the proprietary networks, you can use Jabber protocol gateways.

Otherwise, Gaim is always popular though I haven't seen it change much since the lead dev went to Google.

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Re: Favorite IM client
Posted by deadcat (72.25.xx.xx) on Tue 25 Jul 2006 at 21:23
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centericq was good at first. but now i find bitlbee very simple to use.

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Re: Favorite IM client
Posted by Nilshar (195.200.xx.xx) on Wed 26 Jul 2006 at 09:37
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irssi+bitlbee

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Re: Favorite IM client
Posted by canoedf (66.227.xx.xx) on Wed 26 Jul 2006 at 15:58
My private Jabber server runs under CoLinux(Debian) on W2Kpro - still in testing.

I am running Exodus, http://exodus.jabberstudio.org under W2Kpro and currently
run Xiffian, http://xiffian.sourceforge.net/ for the web client.

This stuff just works.

Dan in Colorado.

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Re: Favorite IM client
Posted by Anonymous (84.184.xx.xx) on Wed 26 Jul 2006 at 20:55
CenterICQ in a screen session runs 24/7 on my server, Kopete is my choice for KDE.

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Re: Favorite IM client
Posted by lters (69.176.xx.xx) on Thu 27 Jul 2006 at 13:09
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One thing I miss and may have overlooked, is how to make Kopete show the * and _ formating in the display.

Any one have that feature working?

Also, is there a particular plugin that makes the cpu usage worse?

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Re: Favorite IM client
Posted by rkreider (12.156.xx.xx) on Thu 3 Aug 2006 at 20:54
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I use GAIM for all my instant messaging needs. Currently, MSN, Yahoo, AIM and sometimes IRC.

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