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Pidgin vs Empathy

July 30, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under applications

Pidgin vs Empathy

Maybe it’s been more than a month since I started using Empathy on a regular basis. It’s a fairly reliable messenger client for Yahoo, MSN and Google. I still have problems with using it though. Maybe it’s because I’ve been used to Pidgin that much. So yeah, here it goes:
Empathy
As of writing, the version I have here is Empathy 2.26.1 and it’s been pretty stable. It never gave me log in problems with YM. Also, it’s been easy to use because adding new contacts is easy as well as seeing those symbols for the contacts …read more

CenterIM Brings Messengers to Your Terminal

June 14, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun, applications

CenterIM Brings Messengers to Your Terminal

I’ve been having some difficulty using Pidgin these past how many days so I was looking for another messenger client to check out. Incidentally I stumbled upon a blog entry about CenterIM, a messenger client for the command line/terminal. Knowing that it’s available in the repositories made me get it right away.
Pros:

CenterIM consumes barely 1% of my memory. I am running it on an Acer Aspire One 150Bb with 1GB of RAM.
Several IM protocols are supported: Jabber, Yahoo, MSN, AIM, LiveJournal. It also has an RSS Reader.
You can have several conversations at the same time.
The screen shows …read more

Twitgin for Twitter Users

April 26, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under How To

Twitgin for Twitter Users

I’ve been trying out various microblogging services in the past how many years. I was mainly using twitter a lot but I shifted to plurk some time last year. Considering the number of contacts I still have on twitter, I decided to give it another try but this time, I wanted to follow tweets without having to log in to the website. I remember not being able to follow tweets on IM for the longest time and that was a major annoyance for me. Apparently I could follow them again, this time using Twitgin.
What’s Twitgin?

Microblog-purple/Twitgin is …read more


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