Today, everyone uses a different instant messenger. Your boss may use Lotus Sametime, your colleague AIM, your friend Google Talk, and your kid Yahoo! Messenger. However, these all take up hard drive space, RAM, and CPU usage. In addition, many of these are proprietary and Windows-only (two big minuses for GNU/Linux users). Luckily, the free software world has an alternative that enables users to chat with users of all of these programs (and many more). It is called Pidgin.

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11 years 36 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago


I've been using pidgin for a while

I've been using pidgin for a while and i love it! I didn't really like Gaim 2.0, and really liked Gaim 1.5. Pidgin has got a great set of features that combine the things that i liked about both. Plus its a little slicker.

I did, however, have to build pidgin from source. (a few months ago).

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