Saturday, 3 March 2012

what the f**k! There is no good multi protocol IM client for windows. Only this ugly pidgin ??

What the fuck , we don't have a good multi-protocol Instant Messaging client as of 03 March 12. I think this is a pathetic state. I didn't realise this so far because i have been using the multiple clients. One for yahoo and another for Google, etc. But now when i started to look for single client that serves all these platforms , then all recommendation goes to pidgin. I am not new to pidgin, i was forced to use pidgin when i am on Linux desktop some time ago. In Linux you cant get yahoo messenger or gtalk. Since they don't exist for Linux platform, you are forced to use pidgin. Now they also have moved out of pidgin to empathy. And i see windows users are still pointed to use pidgin. I hate pidgin, because of its ugly UI. Functionality wise also it is not great, but serves the purpose. You can add more functionality through plug-ins. But my hatred for the ugly bird pidgin is not its IM functionality but its looks. If i don't get a good looking pidgin by this weekend, then i am going to write my own theme starting next weekend.
I see that some people like digsby. But i am wary of digsby reputation. I think they steal the account information and post as you. They also do advertising through your account by setting status message that currently the user is online through digsby. Which i think is bad. Then there is psi im. But psi only seems to support XMMP protocol , so you can only use gtalk. And then there is trillian. This is a commercial vendor trying to sell you the commercial client through its free offering. Hence does not classify as free im client. So in the end , it is the ugly fucking pidgin i have to live with.

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