||[Nov. 11th, 2005|04:37 pm]
Aside from Google Talk, which IM client do you use, and why?|
I've been looking for an alternative to Trillian, but am having a hard time finding one. Here's my list so far:
( Download, Install and RAM usageCollapse )
From the looks of it, Miranda offers the slimmest package, and you can add plugin's to it. But I don't feel like searching through all those plugins (just like FF's extensions). Although I think you can get a plugin to even use Google Talk's protocal (text only).
Trillian kind of comes in 2nd place, at least for how it handles RAM. Multi-protocol so you can get some good use out of it. Other than that, we got ICQ, which is AIM & ICQ protocols (by far the best of the official clients). The other official clients were just a joke, taking massive ammounts of ram to run and only supporting one protocal to boot.
Gaim was nice, but needs lots of ram to run for some reason. Almost twice what Trillian needs.
Anyone else have anything else to add?