Instant Messaging
Alvaro\'s Messenger - IM clone for Linux/Windows Alvaro\'s Messenger is a MSN messenger clone for linux/unix/windows/mac. It features multilanguage support, file transfers, new graphical interface, emoticons, multiple profiles support, dock icon, sound events, email notification, url processing… (Aug 2003)
Gangplank - telnet conferencing system Gangplank is a "chat server" which supports real-time communication between users, currently using a text-based user interface. It runs as an Internet server which implements the standard telnet protocol. Win32/Linux/OSX (Sep 2003)
GeoIRC - multiplatform IRC client GeoIRC is intended to be a stable, customizable, usable, scriptable, and good-looking IRC client for Linux, Unix, and Windows. GPL (Sep 2003)
KiT - Secure multiplatform Instant Messaging Keep in Touch is a secure instant messenger. It has supports XML, ICQ, and AIM protocols. The purpose is to allow users to communicate sensitive issues securely. Supports Linux/Win32. Open Source. (Apr 2001)
SILC - Secure Internet Live Conferencing SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) is a protocol which provides secure conferencing services in the Internet over insecure channels. SILC superficially resembles IRC, although they are very different internally. Linux/Win32 (Oct 2002)
See also: ChatSee Also: if you are interested in Instant Messaging you may find related topics in Chat
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