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What to do about all your IM clients and their bloatware?

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/uses Trill PRo

It does what it says on the tin and has some nifty features.
 

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Interesting read :)

I used to use trillian, but it sucks IMO.
 

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two cups with piece of string is all i need. no spyware, no ads.

sometimes the string breaks, and i have to walk a while to fix but is ok. in USA you use IM to talk, in russia, IM uses you.
 
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I ignore AIM's faults (5.9 on all my machines, triton sucks). Its simple, does all I need it to, and when someone wants a webcam/mike chat, I switch to yahoo (no problems there either). I am considering GAIM though...but only for a hilarious smiley expansion pack :). I tried Trillian, it was nearly impossible to configure and is severely limited in the basic version. But right now I know I spend WAY too much time on the computer, and I'm considering just getting Xfire and deleting everything else :laugh: yeah, Xfire and games sounds good to me.
 

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gaim is what i use, as well as AIM occasionally
 

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Great information!!! Nice work.
 

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Updated. Comments welcome. :)
 
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thanks for the screenshots :D
 
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Trillian>GAIM
GAIM= Gay Assimilator Instant Messenger
 

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What you using? I use Gaim, but I'm considering Miranda.
 
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Wow, thats really informative :toast:. I think I'll stick with GAIM though...It has transparency controls that look AMAZING in Vista.
 
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I use Gaim ('cause non-GTK apps' systray icon will cause trouble with fbpanel), but sadly I never see when a new message arrives - that's because of fbpanel (it doesn't flash or flicker). Maybe I'll try GNOME Panel sometime...
 

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wazzledoozle said:
Trillian>GAIM
GAIM= Gay Assimilator Instant Messenger
How could you say that. Trillian sucks resources from the computer! Gaim is lightweight and allows for customization. I love it because it allows for NO POPUPS!
 

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well gaim is a lightweight as thats what its sposed to be...
trillian on the otherhand is still under the useage in 3 connection then aim, msn, or yahoo each. i have my server rig port forwarded and running trillian so i can msg even from school...gotta love it.
 

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PVTCaboose1337 said:
How could you say that. Trillian sucks resources from the computer!
If ya p00ter has some meaty balls/enougher power and RAM you can spare the ickle bit more juice it pulls. =P



;)
 

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Do any of these clients (I know Trillian doesn't) allow the user to see custom emoticons from your contacts & receive nudges (both MSN features) for example?

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