Time to Abandon AIM
Apr 07, 2010, 20:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)
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"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."