[geeks] favorite im client?
velociraptor at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 16:53:03 CST 2009
On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 04:09:15PM -0500, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> Sandwich Maker wrote:
>> > anyone have one to recommend? i'm setting up a laptop for my gf's son,
>> > and my sketchy recon so far suggests pidgin and/or trillian.
>> You didn't specify OS. But ... pidgin pretty much does it all.
> Pidgin seems to fall over for some GTalk users, such as myself. From
> the boards and bug lists, it appears that I'm not the only one.
> The problem is that pidgin expects GTalk users to also be GMail users,
> while Gtalk really only requires a google account. So, if your Gtalk
> user-ID is you at gmail.com, pidgin is fine, but if your Gtalk user-ID is
> you at example.com, then you are stuck.
> Anyway, on the pidgin bug tracker, such bugs are just closed without
> I made the mistake of not signing up for gmail promptly and now I can't
> seem to find a reasonable username.
OT, but, I recommend trying some things with "." in the username. Most
people don't think to use this in an email address, and as a result, my
GMail account(s) with that character, get less spam (orders of magnitude
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