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Avoid being locked in as Microsoft turns off Windows Messenger

http://fsfe.org

On April 8, Microsoft will discontinue its Windows Messenger service. All current users will be switched to Skype. The Free Software Foundation Europe advises former users of Windows Messenger to take this as an opportunity to embrace Open Standards such as Jabber (XMPP) instead of switching to Skype.

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Jitsi 1.0 released

http://www.linuxbsdos.com

Jitsi offers several advanced communication features, including secure video calls using ZRTP, conferencing, chat, file transfer, and cross-platform remote desktop sharing. It is available under the LGPL license.

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What's wrong with proprietary IM (ICQ, AIM, YIM, MSN/WLM)

http://matija.suklje.name

Matija Šukle writes: "Exactly three months ago I wrote that I'm migrating to XMPP/Jabber and slowly leaving all proprietary IM protocols. In that blog post is also an example message I'm leaving my contacts why I'm doing it."

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A Guide to Using Finch - Terminal-Based Chat Client

http://tuxarena.blogspot.com

Finch is a TUI (text user interface) IM client for Linux which uses libpurple, the same library on which the GNOME IM client Pidgin is based on. Usually, if you have Pidgin installed, you should have Finch too, unless Pidgin was compiled with the text interface option disabled.

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Pidgin 2.7.0 is released

http://pidgin.im

Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time. New release includes a ton of bug fixes, some new features, and a fix for a security issue.

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Psi Is A Feature-Rich Jabber Instant Messaging Client For Windows, Linux And Mac OS X

http://www.webupd8.org

Psi is a free, open source instant messaging application designed for the Jabber IM network (including Google Talk) compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

If you're tired with the Jabber functionality of Empathy or Pidgin, both lacking lots of important features for this protocol, you should give Psi a try.

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How-To: Install Finch 2.6.5 in Debian Lenny

http://tuxarena.blogspot.com

Finch is a powerful text user interface instant messaging client based on libpurple, and it comes included in the Pidgin source, the popular GNOME IM client. Finch supports various protocols, including AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and IRC.

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Mozilla's messaging story gains credibility

http://news.cnet.com

Mozilla isn't just about browsing anymore. While the foundation made its name with the increasingly popular open-source Firefox browser, it is quickly moving beyond its roots, particularly in the area of e-mail.

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Raindrop - Mozilla's new messaging experiment

http://www.h-online.com

Mozilla Labs developers have revealed project Raindrop, an approach to handling a large number of messages from email and RSS to YouTube and Twitter.

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A Little Empathy For Pidgin

http://www.linux-mag.com

With the integration of the Telepathy framework into GNOME, most distributions are dropping the old instant messaging favorite Pidgin, for the new upstream application Empathy.

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15 Instant Messenging Clients for Linux

http://blog.repasik.com

Instant Messanging (IM) clients are not a very popular topic in the FOSS and Linux community, most talk about browsers, music applications and just plain distros. Many may think there are only three to five instant messaging applications for Linux, but the open-source community offers much more than just a few. Here's a list.

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Instant messaging for Free Software

http://fsffrance.org

"FSF France has decided to offer a server to freenode.net, in order to ensure the sustainability of instant messaging tools used for Free Software-related projects.

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4 IM Clients for Ubuntu

http://tuxarena.blogspot.com

This article is an overview of 4 most popular IM clients available on Linux, and particularly in the upcoming release of Ubuntu, Jaunty Jackalope.

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Created by oldfart 5 years 14 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 14 weeks ago
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New IM Client For Linux: Synapse (Ubuntu, openSUSE installation insturctions)

http://webupd8.blogspot.com

Synapse is a new Instant Messenger for Linux users, currently in alfa version. It only supports protocols like Jabber, Google Talk, XMPP and Twitter for now and its design is very modern and looks great, and seamlessly integrates with Growl notifications, which arrived with the first alpha of Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope.....

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Created by nilarimogard 5 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 17 weeks ago
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Microsoft Inter-Nope: MSN No Longer for GNU/Linux Users?

http://boycottnovell.com

GNU/Linux users mostly unable to access Microsoft's IM protocols

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