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Instant message on your LAN with iptux

Sep 18, 2010, 07:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"I recently covered a great LAN file sharing tool called Giver (see my article "Easily share files on LAN with fellow Ubuntu users using Giver"). I wanted to take that idea a little further and cover a similar tool that allows you to chat with fellow users on your LAN WITHOUT have to add them to a buddy list. Giver is such a tool. Once started it will auto-discover users and allow you to chat away. Giver is simple to install, a breeze to use, and free. A no-brainer for anyone who prefers to chat with their co-workers without having to bother to leave the confines of your desk.

"Features

"Although not a HUGE list, the features of iptux are really impressive.

* Auto-detect other iptux users.
* Create shared resources (send files).
* Password protect resources.
* Change your online information."

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