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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Specific applications

The article would be much better if it also pointed to specific applications. It does have a link to the Wikipedia list of Free XMPP clients, but specifics within the article would help the average Windows user.

Also, SIP is another protocol which replaces Skype. Right now, Jitsi is one of the applications which does both SIP and XMPP so it could be used as an example.

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