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    Default Instant Messenger option for OpenSUSE/Linux?

    I'm being forced to start using an instant messaging client, so I was looking for recommendations. Any that work very well with opensuse?

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    Default Re: Instant Messenger option for OpenSUSE/Linux?

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    Pidgin.... also comes with OpenSUSE (Alt+F2 and type pidgin) and it
    supports everything I've ever heard of protocol-wise, and several things I
    have never heard of. Google Talk, AIM, ICQ, Jabber (anything else),
    yahoo, Gadu Gadu, microsoft network, etc. etc. etc.

    Also supports plugins, has great logging of conversations, etc.

    Good luck.





    6tr6tr wrote:
    > I'm being forced to start using an instant messaging client, so I was
    > looking for recommendations. Any that work very well with opensuse?
    >
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    Default Re: Instant Messenger option for OpenSUSE/Linux?

    Hi. I use Kopete, others prefer Pidgin. Centerim is a cli instant messenger.

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    Default Re: Instant Messenger option for OpenSUSE/Linux?

    What network (MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, etc) and what desktop (Gnome, KDE)?? I use AMSN for MSN (duh!) but I've hear good reports Kopete (default KDE messenger) and Pidgin (multi network messenger).
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    Default Re: Instant Messenger option for OpenSUSE/Linux?

    If you're using KDE then I'd go for kopete... It has been working well with MSN and Google Talk accounts for me. It has similar look and feel as the rest of the desktop and nicely integrated to it (mainly passwords stored in kwallet).
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    Default Re: Instant Messenger option for OpenSUSE/Linux?

    I'm on KDE. As for network, there are a bunch (some on yahoo, aol, msn, etc) that I'd have to work with. BTW, since I have to create a profile, which network would people here recommend I join?

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    Default Re: Instant Messenger option for OpenSUSE/Linux?

    You should join whichever network the people you will be talking with are on.

    I have an account in the three major networks (AIM, Yahoo, MSN) and I haven't run into anybody I wasn't able to IM. Being able to log in to each network simultaneously from one program is nice; sometimes I forget my contacts are on different networks from one another.

    The networks themselves offer features that individualize them from the others, but I've never seen a need for them. I use IM to chat with people, nothing more. YMMV
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    Generally it is unimportant which network you are using because, Kopete fail on all protocols compared to Pidgin - the update time / file sending / speed, generally everything. ...and of course with Kopete you are wasting much more space because the additional KDE packages - their size is almost big as the whole XFCE environment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ram88 View Post
    Generally it is unimportant which network you are using because, Kopete fail on all protocols compared to Pidgin - the update time / file sending / speed, generally everything. ...and of course with Kopete you are wasting much more space because the additional KDE packages - their size is almost big as the whole XFCE environment.
    Good luck.
    I apologize but I don't follow your message. Do you mean that kopete "fails" on all the protocols, or it "follows" all the protocols?

    Can I be on Jabber, for example, and still IM with MSN/AIM/Yahoo people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    I apologize but I don't follow your message. Do you mean that kopete "fails" on all the protocols, or it "follows" all the protocols?
    Kopete follow all of these protocols (i'm not sure check that!), but Pidgin does it much more better.
    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    Can I be on Jabber, for example, and still IM with MSN/AIM/Yahoo people?
    MSN/AIM/Yahoo is okay, but i dont see Jabber in my list, is there any other name for it? (example GTalk is called XMPP).
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