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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Instant Messengers, unite! (with Pidgin)

Categories: Messaging
Over the years I’ve created several email accounts and shared them with some friends and family to be in touch through Instant Messengers (IM). Being online for each account meant I had to open 4 different programs, each for one specific IM (AOL, MSN, Google Talk, Y!IM). That was before all before I found Trillian, a proprietary program. It has a free version, I’ll give credit to that but the application was starting to slow down my computer a lot.

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