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Miranda IM Comments


Positive Comment by Azazel
about Miranda IM and Miranda NG Mar 2013

Miranda is the best ICQ/jabber/etc client for Windows I have checked so far. The original program's interface is a little bit hardcrorish but there are numerous subprojects with (I guess) more appeling looks (and extended functionality as well); the one that I prefer is HotCoffee (http://code.google.com/p/hotcoffee/ )


Complex and powerful but there are some easy ways to start

Comment by StephanF
about Miranda IM Jul 2011

To start with Miranda IM you can use a ready to use package. Many are available from http://www.miranda-vi.org/packs/. For the German speaking the Fusion package (http://www.miranda-fusion.de/) is a very good package. You may also build your own package at http://www.miranda-wizard.com/.


better than pidgin, just gotta find the right plugin. Pidgi ...

Comment by innatural
about Miranda IM Jun 2011

better than pidgin, just gotta find the right plugin. Pidgin uses way too much RAM compared to miranda