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Time to Abandon AIM

Apr 07, 2010, 20:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"AOL has closed the doors on its Open AIM program. Pidgin developer Mark Doliner where to go from here to support AIM, but maybe it's time to close the door on the protocol altogether.

"AIM and Yahoo! were the predominant protocols for IM when I started using Linux, and for a very long time they were the only reliable ways to chat with most of my friends and family that used Windows or Macs. IRC was fine if I wanted to chat with other Linux folks, but most of my contacts didn't use IRC and weren't about to switch or pick up yet another client because I was the odd man out on the desktop."

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