Name: [079] Lucas Holland
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Pidgin [ID:512] (3/11)

in series: My Favourite App

video tutorial by Lucas Holland, added 02/08

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Pidgin is a multi-platform, multi-protocol instant messaging client. It's available for GNU/Linux, Windows and other platforms.

It supports most popular instant messaging protocols including: ICQ, AIM, MSN, XMPP (JABBER), GADU-GADU, Google Talk, MySpaceIM.

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5. anonymous Tue, 10 Jun 2008 23:43

hello sir i'm Purwanto from indonesia..

thanks for the video that you share for all of us

but still i can't chating with pidgin.

i've been able create an account with my gmail.

but why my buddy list is still empty, actually in my gmail i have some friends.

can i use pidgin to chat with other people in mirc 4 example.

how can i join a chat room. i still don't understand which conference server that i must use.

thanks for your help.

Hello Horst,

I'm glad to hear that you liked the video. As for your request: I can't promise anything right now but I'll add it to my todo list.

I recorded the screencast inside a Virtual Machine that contained an installed copy of Ubuntu.

If you have any more questions/feedback, feel free to let me know!


Hi Lucas, nice video !

if you do a follow-up video, please show how to use pidgin as an irc client (i am always to shy to try it and use xchat instead).

Technical question: Did you recorded from a ubuntu live-cd ? how ?

great app, too bad I only use MSN and my ICQ contacts seem dead already

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