Pigin Messenger v2.5.5 is the new way of Messaging....

17 March, 2009 | | 1 comments |

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Phew...!!! I've tried it all right from Yahoo Messenger v9.0, Google's GTalk, Microsoft Live Messenger v11.0 etc. Also tried out messaging websites like Meebo, eBuddy etc which provide restricted messaging with only online contacts.

Well personally speaking, Messenger softwares from service providers like Yahoo, Google and Microsoft are quite pleasing with the new versions being released off late but the main problem persisting with us all is when we have to login simultaneously into all of the chat networks and say even multiple accounts of a single chat network. Well I know, the very abvious solution is installing all the messenger clients and logging it manually with each of my account. But here are it's disadvantages:

1] Firstly, it is a cumbersome job for a user to individually install all the messenger clients for all the service providers.

2] Let alone installing it, procuring the binaries(Executable setup) is in itself a very cumbersome job since Microsoft and Google do not provide entire offline binary of their respective messenger clients. In case of Microsoft they provide a 1.2 MB binary of Live Messenger which on execution downloads it's remnant from it's dedicated server. Same's teh case with Google's GTalk.

3] On successfully installing all the messenger clients, each of them register themselves to the startup which is quite a big unwanted load for the user since they all occupy a big chink of RAM even if not in use.

4] And when in use in usual situations Yahoo Messenger occupies 35-50 MB RAM, GTalk 10-25 MB RAM and Live Messenger tops it with 30-60 MB RAM. The same statistics have been noted on a daily basis from my 'Windows Task Manager'.

5] Add to it you can loggin only one account at a time on a messaging client.

Now enter Pidgin Messenger v2.5.5 the newest successful update. It has been developed using Gtk+ on Gtk Runtime Environment which is pre-bundled with it. It's a light weight Messaging client which support multiple accounts over multiple chat networks. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time. The chat networks supported are:
  • AIM
  • Bonjour
  • Gadu-Gadu
  • Google Talk
  • Groupwise
  • ICQ
  • IRC
  • MSN (Live Messenger Protocol)
  • MySpaceIM
  • QQ
  • SILC
  • Sametime
  • XMPP
  • Yahoo!
  • Zephyr
Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX operating systems. Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications. Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin's functionality above and beyond the standard features.

Pidgin integrates with the system tray on Windows, GNOME2, and KDE 3.1. Pidgin is free and contains no ads. All our code is open source and licensed under the GNU General Public License. This means you can get Pidgin's underlying code and modify it to suit your needs, as long as you publish the changes you make for everyone to benefit from as well. Also it suppports over 30 languages.

The other advantages over the above are:

1] It's a light-weight messaging client which occupies just 10-25 MB of RAM.

2] Works on Gtk Runtime so it's highly unlikely that it might be affected by a known bug or spyware.

3] Let your productivity take a boost as you manage multiple accounts over multiple chat networks using a single messaging client.


To download Pidgin Messenger: Click here


GaVaRaVa said...

Heyy the other day i got Trillian messenger from Digit DVD which is a similiar type of messenger......