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9:58 am on Nov 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I just installed Debian and I found that licq (the ICQ client I've used so far has a lot of conflicts with other packages).

Their stable version still supports only the old ICQ protocol and Debian won't let a CVS version into their stable distro (I'm 100% sure).

Can you recomment a good ICQ client, centericq won't do because I want visual message notifications.

10:43 am on Nov 6, 2002 (gmt 0)

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You can use GAIM for ICQ, it has worked well for me.
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I didn't know Gaim supported ICQ, but what I use is GnomeICU. Not sure if it uses the new protocol or not, but it works for me.
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Gaim supports pretty much every IM protocol out there. I couldn't do without it.
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I haven't wanted to use anything that supported AIM for about the last two years. There's someone I really don't want to talk to on that network, and she finds me every time I log in. (Not my own ex, a friend's.) Too many nicknames to block them all.
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Try ickle, pretty simple, fast and small. No advanced features like file transfer, but perfect for messaging.
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Dingman, you don't have to use AIM, you could pick and choose which client to plug into.

BTW, as of several month ago AIM and ICQ use the same protocol, you could send messages from AIM<->ICQ, it's just packaged differently.

CenterICQ could also do a range of protocols (AIM, ICQ, MSN, YAHOO, IRC).

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Thanks all of you.
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Try a jabber client (www.jabber.org). It interfaces with every known IM systems,and some of the more advanced clients have blocking of unwanted users.

Remember, you're using Linux. You do what *you* want to do.

 

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