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eWeek: Linspire Gives Linux IM a Voice

Jul 18, 2004, 14:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ellen Muraskin, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Linspire, aka Lindows, has taken the popular open-source Gaim IM client, which interoperates with AIM, MSN, ICQ and Yahoo IM services, and enhanced it with SIP (Session Initiation Protocol)-based VOIP services. The resulting program, PhoneGaim, enables users to communicate by voice as well as by IM chat.

"PhoneGaim users will be able to use one buddy list for both IM and voice, according to San Diego, Calif.-based Linspire. The program will show phone icons next to users' screen names, and they can be called with a click..."

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