l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2002 Sep 10 11:56

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
[vox] Re: Best messaging client for Linux!
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[vox] Re: Best messaging client for Linux!

> Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 02:47:42 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "Mark K. Kim" <markslist@cbreak.org>
> To: "lugod's chatter box" <vox@lists.lugod.org>
> Subject: [vox] Best messaging client for Linux!
> Reply-To: vox@lists.lugod.org
> 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?

I use GAIM (a universal client), but I use it for AIM communications 
exclusively. TMK it is the one AIM client that can both download your 
buddylist from AOL's servers and show you your buddy's away messages when 
you view their member profile. It has a couple bugs with buddylist 
download, but unless you use AIM for windows, you'll never notice.

I also use naim, an ncurses based client for AIM and IRC. It's available
at naim.n.ml.org. It doesn't play well with xterms or most other termianal
emulators (it only works well from the VCs at least until I have a chance
to change my keybindings), but in those cases I can use gaim or I can use
whatever client is installed on the computer I'm using at that particluar

BTW, is anybody here a Debian developer? I packaged naim into a .deb, and
I'm looking for someone to sponsor it so I can put it into the distro.
vox mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Sunset Systems
Who graciously hosts our website & mailing lists!