[linux-elitists] Elitist IM
Mon Sep 6 18:50:33 PDT 2004
I never saw the need for IM before, before we (my LUG) are organising an
event and the mailing list just don't keep up. We need a faster, more
reactive communication channel. Phone is out of question (sooooo 20th
century !). IRC may do it, but I find it somewhat distracting as I may
not be interested in every conversation, and I always forget my X-Chat
window in the background anyway. Really, this look like a job for IM.
Now, I would never be caught dead using one of the "cute" service such
as ICQ, and I don't want to condone the protocol war that seem to be
going on with AOL and MSN. The only option seem to be running my own
Jabber server. I am not opposed to that, except I could do without the
installation hassle and baby sitting that ensue.
So, what do you guys use ? Good ol'IRC, one of the big three (AOL, MSN,
ICQ), your own Jabber network, something else entirely ?
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