[linux-elitists] Re: Elitist IM

Shlomi Fish shlomif@iglu.org.il
Tue Sep 7 00:10:21 PDT 2004

On Tue, 7 Sep 2004 04:50 am, Etienne Goyer wrote:
> Greeting fellows,
> 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 ?

I'm using both IRC using X-Chat, and have accounts on jabber.org, AIM and ICQ, 
all of which are used using gaim. One can have a sound notification whenever 
anything happens, which immediately causes you to notice it.


	Shlomi Fish

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