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IM from the Terminal: 2 Great Applications

Dec 05, 2011, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Craciun Dan)

[ Thanks to Chris7mas for this link. ]

"Finch: Based on libpurple, Finch is developed by the Pidgin project, and it pretty much supports the same features of it, except for the graphical part, of course. There are many chat protocols which it supports, including AIM, IRC, MySpaceIM, WLM, SILC, Yahoo! or ICQ.

"Finch allows you to change the status, report idle time based on keyboard activity or turn it off, it supports plugins, file transfers, sounds, status messages, chat timestamps, customization of the contact list. In addition, it also lets you change and remembers the position and size of the windows.

"The very nice thing is that once you get to know how to use it, Finch becomes a great tool for getting the job done."

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