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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 7:01 am    Post subject: What IM client do you use? Reply with quote

I am using gaim but I would love to have something that allows me to transfer files using an msn plugin. Is there anything else out there that has the ability to use a broad range of im client types that can do file transfers?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry... although there are alot of alternatives to gaim, I don't think there are too many I would use if you want compatibility with msn features.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard it's possible to run Trillian in Wine. Might look into that...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'psi' is the nicest one I've seen yet. I'm not sure if it lets you transfer files on MSN but you might want to check it out:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2002 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am merging psi now. I don't HAVE to have a file transfer capability through an msn "plugin" its just that alot of my friends use msn. Any type of file transfer through an IM would be nice.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2002 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look here. Already been asked ;)

This may also help.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 6:52 am    Post subject: Best Instant Messenger Client? Reply with quote

Hi I searched through the forums, but I wasn't able to find any good messages on this subject.

I was wondering if there is an IM (instant messenger) client in portage that works as well as Trillian on Windows? It has to support all the different protocols out there: ICQ, AIM, YIM, MSN, etc. Is there anything like this out there? Which is the best? What do you recommend?

Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 6:57 am    Post subject: Re: Best Instant Messenger Client? Reply with quote

I don't know Trillian, but Everybuddy (http://www.everybuddy.com/en/index.php) might be what you want.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GAIM http://gaim.sourceforge.net/

might be another alternative.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: Best Instant Messenger Client? Reply with quote

IrvineHosting wrote:
I was wondering if there is an IM (instant messenger) client in portage that works as well as Trillian on Windows?


why not just use trillian !?

emerge wine
emerge winesetuptk

then run winesetuptk

then install the windows version of trillian using wine:

wine /path/to/trillian_install.exe

then run it
wine ~/.wine/fake_windows/Program Files/trillian/trillian.exe

can't beat that I reakon :D
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you like trillian so much, you can as well install
crossover plugin As a bonus you'll get Quicktime Player, Windows Media Player and alot more.

I use gaim.

Btw, isn't it Desktop Environments thread????
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russki wrote:
Btw, isn't it Desktop Environments thread????

Actually, since he's asking for people's opinions, rather than support, it's a Gentoo Chat thread. Off to GC we go.

Regarding searching the forums, you must have missed this thread, this thread, this thread, this thread, this thread and this thread

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

klieber wrote:
Russki wrote:
Btw, isn't it Desktop Environments thread????

Actually, since he's asking for people's opinions, rather than support, it's a Gentoo Chat thread. Off to GC we go.

Regarding searching the forums, you must have missed this thread, this thread, this thread, this thread, this thread and this thread

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Well, I searched the term "instant messenger" and got nothing and then searched on "im" and got many unrelated terms. I did not know the names of the IM clients in portage so I couldn't search by specific names. I should have searched by trillian though. I didn't think of that. Oh well, Thanks everybody for your kind responses.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2002 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry about missing the search. The search engine for these forums isn't the best because it requires you to put things like "instant and messaging" instead of what we are used to using with google and yahoo, "instant messaging". See this thread for more on searching.

As for the IM client, I recommend gaim.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2002 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and I recommend trillian!

u loved it under windows.. now love it under linux!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2002 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a windoze client Trillian is nice, however I'd personally rather run a native client then something in WINE. I want to send an army of linux zealots over to the trillians forums to convince them to start porting the thing...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2002 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could always run your own im-server...jabber comes to mind.... :wink:
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2002 5:50 am    Post subject: jabber Reply with quote

i think gabber and psi are the best ones; jabber beats them all :P
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes someone mentioned Psi in another thread - i had never heard of it before.

damn after looking at it for a while it makes me want to try it!



http://psi.affinix.com/





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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gaim of a frontend though xwindows

but if i have to ssh into my box i use centericq, it's solid and console based just to make me feel a little cooler. 8)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

never used trillian before, but gaim supports every protocol that I have an IM account for
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i didnt like using trillian a couple of years ago but it could be a lot better now.. i use gain atm and im very happy with it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use GAIM for my AIM, MSN, Yahoo and sometimes IRC. I really like it and always works :D
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use dMSN, a java based messaging client, written by some Dutch guy, named 'Danny'.

It's a good MSN client. No more, no less
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to use Trillian under crossover, but I didn't really like it. I now use Gaim for AIM, Y!, MSN, and ICQ, and it supports others as well. (If you are up for an adventure a fork of Gaim called Gaim-vv supports audio and video for Y! and AIM. It's not in portage though, and getting it and its dependencies built is a bit of a pain.)
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