I dun­no why I nev­er knew about this before… I’ve used Tril­lian and hat­ed it; but cur­rent­ly using Gaim I am logged onto ICQ, AIM, YIM, MSN, and Google Talk simul­ta­ne­ous­ly, with very lit­tle sys­tem over­head. Great stuff. If you have accounts on mul­ti­ple mes­sen­ger clients, def­i­nite­ly check out Gaim. I’ve bare­ly start­ed play­ing with it (options, exten­sions, etc., are still yet unex­plored), but I used it to sign onto AIM for the first time in many months and dis­cov­ered a long-lost friend that I haven’t spoke to in quite some time.

2 thoughts on “Gaim”

  1. I’ve used Gaim for more than a year now and can’t imag­ine using any­thing else. I used Tril­lian for a while as well and did­n’t like it either. Gaim was­n’t very sta­ble or com­pat­i­ble with the many protocols/services at first, but they’ve come a long way. That’s one rea­son why I like open source prod­ucts such as this. Like you said, Gaim uses very lit­tle over­head and sim­ply makes it eas­i­er to stay con­nect­ed by hav­ing every­thing you need in one handy lit­tle pro­gram, rather than have 5 or more run­ning. And no ads, either! ;-)

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