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6 Best Multi Messenger Clients

Best Multi Messenger

There used to be a time when we used to have Yahoo mesenger and AIM for chatting and later on many other IM clients like Skype, MSN, Facebook and many others joined the party. Obviously running so many IM clients all together sounds like a task and at the top of it, it will hurt your PC performance. How about instead of using so many messenger clients, we use one best multi messenger, which let us manage all IM account from one place.

There are many multi-messenger softwares for every operating system like Windows, mac and linux. These are some of best having better GUI, great interaction with parent messenger service, tested and secure.

Here I’m sharing few multi-messenger softwares which will help you to login to different IM’s.

Best Free Multi-Messenger Software’s

These multi-messengers are not in any particular order.

Instant Bird

This is one of the most simplest Multi IM client here. It supports all popular messenger services like : Facebook, Google talk, MSn, Yahoo, Aim.

  • IM support : AIM, Yahoo, MSN, Google Talk
  • Social Network Support : Facebook
  • Platform Support : Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Open Source : Yes
  • Language support : English, Finnish, French, Polish and Russian
  • Size : 8 MB (windows), 19 MB (mac), 11 MB (linux)

Pidgin

IM Support : AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MXit, and Zephyr.

  • Social Network Support : MySpaceIM
  • Platform supported : Windows , Mac and Linux
  • Source Available : Yes
  • Language support : About 75 languages including Hindi  and other Indian regional languages
  • Size : 14 Mb (mac), 26 MB (windows)

Download Link


Trillian

  • IM Support : AIM, Yahoo, ICQ, MSN, IRC, Google Talk, Jabber, Skype and Bonjour
  • Social Network Support : MySpaceIM, Twitter and FaceBook
  • Platform supported : Windows , Mac and Mobile (IPhone, Blackberry and Android )
  • Source Available : API available for Trillian plugin and skin development
  • Language support : English, German , Russian and Czech
  • Size : 16 Mb (Windows), 17 MB (Mac)
Trillian is now also available for iPhone and it supports multi IM login too.

Nimbuzz

  • IM Support : AIM, Yahoo, ICQ, MSN, Google Talk, Jabber, Skype and more
  • Social Network Support : MySpaceIM, FaceBook
  • Platform supported : Windows , Mac and Mobile
  • Source Available : No
  • Language support : English, Dutch, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Turkish and German
  • Size : 15 Mb (Windows), 16 MB (Mac)

Digsby

  • IM Support : AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk and Jabber
  • Social Network Support : Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn
  • Email Alert : Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL/AIM Mail, IMAP, and POP accounts
  • Platform supported : Windows only. From last one year I see there Mac and Linux pages but who knows when they launch supported version?
  • Source Available : No
  • Language support : About 20 Languages
  • Size : 20 Mb (Windows)

Download Digsby


Adium

  • IM Support : AIM, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, LiveJournal, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Zephyr , Gadu-Gadu, QQ, Yahoo-Japan, Novell Groupwise, Lotus and Bonjour
  • Social Network Support : MySpaceIM, FaceBook
  • Platform supported : Only Mac
  • Source Available : Yes
  • Language support : English only but with help of Mac system preference you can change other languages too.
  • Size : 24 Mb

Download Adium

These days, many popular IM clients are integrating Facebook in them. Recently Skype integrated Facebook IM and it works great. But, again the best solution is when we use one of these best multi IM client and chat from one place.  My personal choice : I have both Mac and Windows, on mac I prefer Adium and Digsby is my personal favorite IM tool for Windows. Do let us know which software do you use to login to multiple IM’s?

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Arrives [ Direct Download Links]

If you’re a Linux user, then you must be pretty familiar with Ubuntu. For those who don’t, Ubuntu is one of those free distributions of Linux that comes with a beautiful UX and interface and is mostly about the looks. However, that doesn’t imply Ubuntu is not as good as any of the other distros. Ubuntu is one of the best, if I must say, and the new version has been improved a lot up on.

This distro of Linux, saw a lot of new changes when it hit version 11.04. Ubuntu 11.04 was made to look like an actual operating system, on the likes on Mac and Windows. The main change was the Unity Interface, which made it much more simpler and better looking. There were plenty of bugs though, and random freezes, all that has now been dealt with and Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot has been released.

Ubuntu 11.10 was released yesterday for the public and is based on the latest Linux kernel 3.0, which has lots of new features and a revamped Unity interface. It also features Gnome Environment 3.2. This new version adds support for new hardware and drivers, has automatic fragmentation and a much better looking and functioning Unity interface. You can check out the new interface and features using the free online tour on the official Ubuntu website.

11.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.

If you’re already on Ubuntu 11.04, then you can directly upgrade to 11.10 using the Update manager. The next update to Ubuntu, code named ‘Precise Pangolin’ will be rolled out in April 2012, which will get much more newer improvements. There’s also a Server edition of the same. Below are the Ubuntu 11.10 direct download links.

  • Download Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop Edition (32bit)
  • Download Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop Edition (64bit)
  • Download Ubuntu 11.10 Server Edition (32bit)
  • Download Ubuntu 11.10 Server Edition (64bit)

Check out this quick video tour of Ubuntu 11.10 to get more insights on the new version.

Are you a Linux user? If so, what is your favorite Linux distro and what do you think of the new Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot?

3 Best Password Managers for Ubuntu

Every one in this world would want to keep things secured. Securing and protecting files, documents, data, etc are becoming mandatory in day today’s life. Being genuine with anything related to machines or software’s would be keeping passwords secured. There are so many passwords which user puts into.

But alas, sometimes they don’t remember such of them because of alternatives and white spaces such being added or even managing the files, and those systems being connected to others being accessed. So there are many ways which can put password secure and are mentioned as follows:

1. Keepassx

keepassx

This is a tool for handling passwords. Many a time people desire numerous passwords, but those aren’t easy to remember. So this software creates a database to handle all passwords and keep it secure even if the systems are connected to other servers. This can be installed by moving into plugins of ubuntu and make it install as we configurly do with other software installation. After installation run the program, create new entries within the required fields of username and password and make a database and secure passwords.

2. Lastpass

Lastpass

It is another tool formed base which can be run on any platforms like windows Linux an others. Even it arrives in mobile platform. For securing passwords it also recommended. When I was trying to install it on windows 7 platform, I found out that after installation it serves as an extension based. So we install it and then on clank at the extension, it makes us create new username and password and also encrypts us to secure password in a perfect format.icons are served to import for which passwords are to be kept secured.

3. Roboform

Roboform

This client is a classic styled which can be used in any formats in any platform which can be windows or Linux. When I started using, I did the following factors which were first installing through Google browsers directories and then installing it. Then extension links were opened of it and username server and password are applied within it to start securing such passwords which can make user free and friendly.

OpenSUSE 11.4 Now Available for Download

Now the supporters of open source OS Linux can have good reasons to say kudos to developers of new Operating System  OpenSUSE 11.4 . OpenSUSE 11.4 is a Linux based operating system which was rolled out today ( March 10). This new and excellent OS is available for download just for free.

We are proud to announce the launch of 11.4 in the OpenSUSE tradition of delivering the latest technology while maintaining stability. The 11.4 release brings significant improvements along with the latest in Free Software applications. Combined with the appearance of new tools, projects and services around the release, 11.4 marks a showcase of growth and vitality for the OpenSUSE Project!

VirtualBox

The team had been working hard for last eight months and now they have made it available for free download. You can download it from their website using download link either as  Live CDs with the KDE4 and GNOME desktop environment or as an installable only DVD (OpenSUSE 11.4 DVD). Though a retail version is also for you but it is paid. The retail version is a version of OpenSUSE with a complete printed end-user manual, installation media plus 90 days of professional end-user installation support via email or phone.

Along with many features like flexibility and choice described below, the major attractions of  OpenSUSE 11.4 are that it is first major Linux distribution having open office suite LibreOffice 3.3 and Firefox 4.0 .

Major Attractions

  • Linux kernel 2.6.37.1
  • KDE Software Compilation 4.6
  • GNOME 2.32.0; Glib 2.26
  • LibreOffice 3.3.1
  • Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 12
  • VirtualBox 4.0.4
  • Apache 2.2.17
  • MySQL 5.1.53
  • MariaDB 5.1
  • GTK+ 3 bringings

Download OpenSUSE 11.4- Link

Let’s see how many users can OpenSUSE 11.4 snatch from Microsoft Windows.