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Old 09-07-2007, 07:59 PM   #1
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Does anyone here use a universal chat client such as Trillian or Pidgin. If so, what are your thoughts.
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:18 PM   #2
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I use Adium, which is a universal chat application for Mac. I think Franca uses Gaim (which I see has been renamed to Pidgin).

Adium is good, with lots of features and a very Mac interface, although Kathleen doesn't like it.

I need it because I have friends using MSN, Yahoo, AOL...

YOu might like to look at a brief overview of many.

   
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:47 AM   #3
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Does anyone here use a universal chat client such as Trillian or Pidgin. If so, what are your thoughts.
There is Google Chat as well.

I have Trillian installed as well as Gaim but haven't used either for years. Most people I really need to chat with (person-to-person) have Skype, as I do, and I use that; you can have a group chat as well. I only allow people I already know to have my contact details for Skype.

For Wikka stuff we use the #wikka channel on Freenode - but occasionally we divert to Skype if we really need a private talk with more than two team members. (One on one is possible within IRC as well.)

   
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Adium is good, with lots of features and a very Mac interface, although Kathleen doesn't like it.
To be fair, I don’t really like any of them. I am sort of used to Adium now.

   
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Yep, I use GAIM (haven't updated since it became Pidgin so have no idea what, if anything, they might have done to improve or ruin it). GAIM has made my life much easier because it handles many different types of chat (Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, Gmail, and others I've never heard of) all in one convenient app. It has always worked very well for me. Alas, it doesn't do Skype - but only Skype does Skype AFAIK. Still, two chat apps open at once is a whole lot better than five!

   
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