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What is Gossip?

Gossip is an open-source cross-platform Instant Message (IM) client for Jabber. All of these attributes are good.

Why use Gossip?

Gossip provides a user-friendly interface which is similar to Gaim. The reason one might prefer Gossip over gaim is that it uses Jabber transports to communicate with other IM services (AIM, Y!, MSN, IRC, E-mail (SMTP), etc). However, Gossip is currently only available on POSIX (Linux, BSD, etc) systems, not Windows. Currently, gossip is still beta software and does not support all of the features that Gaim, Exedous, and Gajim do. It uses the same configuration file as Gajim, which is not as user friendly, but will allow you to configure transports and such.

For most people, Gossip is not a great solution for instant messaging, but as it develops over the course of the next year, you may see it rise as a very user-friendly and robust IM client.

  • Supports multiple logins of many protocols (AIM, Y!, MSN, ICQ, etc) via Jabber
    • IE: You can be online with 5 AIM screennames, 2 IRC chatrooms, and Y! at the same time
  • No advertisements
  • Native SSL support for secure, encrypted messaging.
    • May not apply to all transports

How to use Gossip

How to get others to use Gaim

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