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Re: [vox] Best messaging client for Linux!
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Re: [vox] Best messaging client for Linux!



I saw Ryan referenced gaim, and I use that when I am on the machine that
is running gaim or on a fast network where X forwarding is not painful. 

I'd like to throw this "out there" too: I have started using centericq
which is a curses based console/tty chat system that serve many different
chat protocols much like gaim, but all with text! I should warn you and
anyone that would want to play wit it, that it does take some time to
learn how to use it and has some limitations (like only one "chat
window" open at a time; you can only see one conversation at a
time.) However, to make up for this, it lists your buddies in order of who
spoke last, and then marks the ones who has said something since you last
checked, and then when you switch to their "screen" you see all of the
previously cached conversation so it is kind of like alt-tab-ing with each
chat screen being minimized as you switch, and the minimized screens
flashing when there was activity. (yeah, not perfect anaology, but it
"works" ok.) I think it is great for remote chatting with dialup. You can
ssh to a host, and the people watching your local network wont be able to
see what you are doing through the remote host unless they can see traffic
coming from the remote host.

-ME

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On Tue, 10 Sep 2002, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> What do you guys use as your messaging client?  I'm thinking about getting
> on MSN Messenger, but there are too many MSN Messenger clients for Linux
> (I'd go with the canonical one but there isn't one, unfortunately.)
> Which one(s) have you tried and what did you like/hate about them?
> 
> How about a universal messaging client that can do ICQ, AIM, and MSN (and
> others) together?  Which one(s) have you tried and what did you like/hate
> about them?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> -Mark
> 
> 
> --
> Mark K. Kim
> http://www.cbreak.org/
> PGP key available upon request.
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