A tour of Empathy IM client

Categories: Messaging Uncategorized
[Linux – Gnome Only] Listed on the roadmap to Gnome 2.24 is the integration with Empathy, a multi-protocol IM client. This integration could be a sign of a replacement for Pidgin and Ekiga with one single SIP and multi-protocol IM application. For this article I tested Empathy to see how it works and if it is better or worse then Pidgin (currently my favorite IM client). Installation: I searched through Synaptic and was able to find Empathy and Telepathy so I installed from there.

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Pidgin’s new 2.4.1 version released

Categories: Messaging
Pidgin is on a fast development track and just came out with their new version 2.4.1. There are several updates, such as: Add support for setting buddy icons on Gadu-Gadu (Tomasz Salacinski) Fix incorrectly marking some Yahoo! contacts as blocked Increase XMPP ping timeout to 120 seconds, to prevent poor network connections from timing out unnecessarily. Fix for displaying channel & buddy names in conversation window when they have ‘&’ in them Some memory leak fixes, especially in the Text Replacement plugin Rectangular but non-square buddy icons have rounded corners in the buddy list.

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Update – Pidgin now 2.4

Categories: Messaging
After a week offline due to health reasons, we’re back! Apologies to our readers πŸ™‚ Pidgin,Β the milti-platform, multi-protocol, instant messaging client has released its version 2.4.0. There were several updates and bugfixes implemented, such as: Added support for offline messages for AIM accounts Support for Yahoo! Messenger 7.0+ file transfer method Input text area in conversation windows auto-resizes to fit more lines (up to a maximum of 4 lines) Typing notifications are now shown in the conversation area For a list of the complete changes, please check the change log.

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MSN client aMSN

Categories: Messaging
I’ve recently had to tweak two Windows computers because they were acting too sluggish. When I checked the processes running, I found several MS Live apps running and also when searching on the list of programs installed, there were several more MS programs installed. Microsoft really tries to push their products. Which is why I really don’t like to use their tools, even freewares. aMSN is a MSN instant messaging client (aka Live Messenger) that you can install and run without noticing a difference from the proprietary original software.

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