Gaim

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 282 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    738,948
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 19, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    9.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    118
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #39 in Chat

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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 14 votes

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  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 282 votes

    • 5 star 126
    • 4 star 87
    • 3 star 35
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 22
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3 stars

"Good But Not For MSN Users"

April 06, 2007  |  By cosmicmunchkin

 |  Version: Gaim 1.5

Pros

It's easy to use with good enough security, not spyware/adware, great custom themes and plug-ins but...

Cons

...it crashed every time I tried to log into msn, so what's the point? There are 2 much better chat clients than this I recommend.

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4 stars

"Best multi-client IM"

January 17, 2007  |  By neonhomer

 |  Version: Gaim 1.5

Pros

Simplicity. It's not over-the-top graphically like trillian, but does provide the functionality for the different IM protocols.

Cons

MSN issues. I think this is more of a MSN problem but i do get "switchboard" errors from time to time.

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5 stars

"Worthy of your awe"

January 08, 2007  |  By Silent_Specter

 |  Version: Gaim 1.5

Pros

It has everything compacted into one, and on top of that it has increadably useful things that come standard, like buddy pouncing and aliases. Along with it's built-in added functionality it can have plug-ins which plug-ins are always fun. Possibly one of the best parts about it is that it's simple and takes up very little system resources.

Cons

... It crashes sometimes.

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5 stars

"SO IT CRASHES why the FIVE STARS"

December 27, 2006  |  By lollipopman

 |  Version: Gaim 1.5

Pros

Messenger is so much hasstle, it slows down the starting of a computer, and then uses slow Explorer FOR your hotmail account. Gaim uses Firefox to goto your mail, it allows instant access to mail, and reports when new messenges come. I have 2 hotmail accounts which are stored and I can check them both in a minute. You can chat with a messenger contact, this WORKS!!!

Cons

This is the Linux version I am talking about for Ubuntu. Which is free and works on wireless and installs easily, and has many other free programs.

PS NO ADVERTS TOO!

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3 stars

"Decent."

November 22, 2006  |  By secondhandheart

 |  Version: Gaim 1.5

Pros

Much better chat saving preferences.

Cons

The notifications suck. The windows don't flash at times.

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4 stars

"Upgrade to gaim 2.0"

November 21, 2006  |  By Phlinx

 |  Version: Gaim 1.5

Pros

For all of you saying msn is crashing, upgrade to gaim 2.0 beta 5, they fixed it.

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3 stars

"works nice, except for msn"

November 18, 2006  |  By teamgood

 |  Version: Gaim 1.5

Pros

sign in with all at once

Cons

i'm getting the error with msn, as well. hope they fix this.

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5 stars

"A very excellent program. No problems connecting to MSN."

November 07, 2006  |  By norman_rorqual

 |  Version: Gaim 1.5

Pros

This program is extremely customizable. Uses the default smilies of the provider, but you can change them if you want. I like the larger buddy icons, but if you prefer them smaller you can easily change it. Capable of sending MSN nudges and Yahoo buzzes. Because it is open-source, there are nearly unlimited plugins to add to the functionality. Version 1.5 does not work with MSN, but if you go to their webpage gaim.sourceforge.net, you can download GAIM 2.0 which works with anything.

Cons

Since GAIM 2.0 is still in beta, it is sometimes buggy, but it still works extremely well; I don't know much about software and I can get it to run with no problems. It seems that gaim has no yahoo conference-chat capabilities.

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1 stars

"Crashes every time i try to use it."

November 06, 2006  |  By Dremaru

 |  Version: Gaim 1.5

Pros

I know from earlier use that Gaim Messenger is a program that actually works to my advantage.

Cons

But this version seems to crazh every single time i try to use it. whats up with that? A program that i know is good from experiense should work. Not crash damnit.

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1 stars

"Crashed every time I tried to use it"

November 02, 2006  |  By jekamo

 |  Version: Gaim 1.5

Cons

It crashed every single time I tried to connect to MSN. 'GAIM has encountered a problem and needs to close' So it was effectively useless for me. Some minor points: it is nowhere near as intuitive as Trillian, and windows kept popping up all the time. It also took up 16.5 MB of disk space, which seems an awful lot. Finally, it does not come with an uninstaller, which is a minor annoyance. In summary, I'm very disappointed as I had heard good things about this program. I see that other reviews have admitted that it crashes every time it tries to connect to MSN, and have still rated it highly. Fair enough if you don't use MSN, but for me, that renders it basically useless. :(

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Pidgin
Publisher web site http://www.pidgin.im/
Release Date July 19, 2006
Date Added July 19, 2006
Version 1.5
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 9.14MB
File Name pidgin-2.10.9.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 738,948
Downloads Last Week 118
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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