Some of the best applications are made available in Ubuntu Software Center from where user can easily install it.The user has to go to the Ubuntu Software Center and search the application name in the search box, then click on install.
This will install all the packages with that application.In this post i will tell you about Best IM(instant messaging) tools for Ubuntu 10.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) /11.04.
Best IM tool for Ubuntu1.Empathy
Empathy is an Instant messaging program that supports text, voice and video chat.You can also do file transfers and inter-application communication over many different protocols, including: MSN, Google Talk, Facebook, Yahoo, Salut, Gadu-Gadu, Groupwise, ICQ and QQ.
You can all do these things with one application.Ubuntu comes with installed Empathy.I use Empathy for Video calls. Works great with full screen video.It has good audio and video quality. And it also has all the features required to do normal chatting and a lot more.
Pidgin is also one of the most used instant messengers.It is the best messenger i have ever used except for it’s lack of support for voice chat and video chat.It has support for virtually all the major IM networks, including; AIM, Bonjour, Facebook (XMPP), Gadu Gadu, Google Talk, GroupWise, ICQ, IRC, MSN, MXit, MySpaceIM, Napster, QQ, SILC, SIMPLE, SNPP, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo, Yahoo Japan and Zephyr.It is simple and fast, and block unwanted spam messages that usually comes from crappy yahoo.
You can install it by going to Ubuntu Software Center and search for Pidgin instant messenger
.Then you can install it from there.
When you will use Pidgin for first time it will ask for the account information, you give it and start chatting.
Best IM(instant messaging) tool for Ubuntu 10.10/11.04