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LinuxPlanet: Lucid Chat: Pricy Discourse? [Review]

Nov 01, 1999, 20:13 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Reichard)

"Designed to be a low-overhead and low-maintenance chat server, Lucid Chat is a refreshing alternative to high-maintenance chat servers that don't necessarily enhance the user experience while managing to eat up a disproportionate amount of system resources. Lucid Chat is also easy on the end user, needing no special chat clients, just a standard Web browser like Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x--no Java plug-ins, ActiveX controls or Netscape plug-ins...."

"Lucid Chat features streaming text from a Web interface, made possible with a proprietary socket daemon that oversees all chat traffic."

"Administration is done remotely from a Web browser; Lucid Chat isn't bloatware that relies on the weight of an X-based graphical interface, but rather provides a low-overhead Web-based administration interface. For administrators lacking an intimate knowledge of their Linux setup--such as many who didn't set up their own servers--it means that administration doesn't require mucking around in text-based configuration files, just making changes from anywhere on the network with a Web browser."

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