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    Kmess Alternatives

    Kmess is described as 'KMess is the Live Messenger alternative for Linux, aiming at integration with the KDE desktop environment' and is a Instant Messenger in the Social & Communications category. There are nine alternatives to Kmess for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Kmess are IM+ (Freemium), Messenger for Desktop (Free), Kopete (Free, Open Source) and Instantbird (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 12, 2021
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    KMess is the Live Messenger alternative for Linux, aiming at integration with the KDE desktop environment.
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    1. Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for protocols that support it.
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      Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on ALL popular mobile platforms. The widest selection of unique features that you won't find in any other IM clien

    2. Messenger for Desktop is a wrapper for the official client Therefore it works like a regular browser which can only navigate to the web app. MFD doesn't touch your messages, account or personal data. All that is handled securely by Facebook.


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    3. Kopete is an instant messenger supporting AIM, ICQ, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and more. It is designed to be a flexible and extensible multi-protocol system suitable for personal and enterprise use.
    4. Instantbird is an instant messaging client based on Mozilla XULRunner and the open source library libpurple created by the software developers of Pidgin . Over 250 add-ons allow user customization of, and addition of, features.


      Site last updated 2013. Site security certificate expired April 2017.

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      • Linux
      The privacy-first messaging app that works with or without internet access, cellular data or trust in the network.
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    5. BeagleIM is a lightweight and powerful XMPP client developed by Tigase, Inc. It provides an easy way to start using the XMPP Protocol (formerly known as Jabber) if you've never used it before. Veterans of the protocol will find many features here they are familiar.
    6. Galaxium is an instant messenger application designed for the GNOME desktop. It will allow you to connect to MSN, Jabber, and IRC.
    7. Centericq is a text mode menu- and window-driven IM interface that supports the ICQ2000, Yahoo!, AIM, IRC, MSN, Gadu-Gadu and Jabber protocols.


      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 4.21.0, released in September 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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