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    Phoronix: Trillian Chat Client Coming To Linux, Currently In Beta

    For those not satisfied with the open-source Pidgin or Empathy multi-protocol chat programs on Linux, Cerulean Studios is finally bringing Trillian to Linux. A beta was announced today of Trillian for Linux but right now it's limited...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ4MDg

  • #2
    LOL who in hell would buy such a software, especially on Linux ? I'm curious XD

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    • #3
      Yeah, and ...?

      Why should the Linux community be excited about Trillian any more than we were excited about Nero?

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      • #4
        Trillian on windows is an excelent chat software.
        If the plug-ins are coming to linux then i am happy.
        Its the only way i have to use skype, gtalk and facebook chat in a very lightweight and costumizable software for free..

        Yes, i don't understand why pay for it.
        Since it will be free on final version.

        I see the payment method for the beta some sort of contribution for the full native support and integration to ubuntu.
        I guess most ubuntu users should consider at least pay a 20$ subscription in the first year.
        Its one of the most things i miss from windows, a good IM, pidgin and empathy is not up to this.
        Last edited by ObscureAngelPT; 10-08-2013, 07:22 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ObscureAngelPT View Post
          Trillian on windows is an excelent chat software.
          If the plug-ins are coming to linux then i am happy.
          Its the only way i have to use skype, gtalk and facebook chat in a very lightweight and costumizable software for free..

          Yes, i don't understand why pay for it.
          Since it will be free on final version.

          I see the payment method for the beta some sort of contribution for the full native support and integration to ubuntu.
          I guess most ubuntu users should consider at least pay a 20$ subscription in the first year.
          Its one of the most things i miss from windows, a good IM, pidgin and empathy is not up to this.
          Hmm. That's funny. I don't know how lightweight it is, but I have both Empathy and Pidgin doing gtalk and facebook chat. Never tried Skype. Is Skype a deal breaker for you?

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          • #6
            Yep, i have a lot of people there.
            Especially when skype came to replace MSN.

            I know that empathy and pidgin are lightweigh, but skype it isn't, and on windows even less.
            Its not just the fact of being multi protocol, its the sync, history, and a massive lot of features and costumizations that its available to choose from.

            Unfortunaly the free version have some ads, but they are not massive ads, not animated flashs or something, they are very subtle.

            I know that linux people will be like, we don't need this, be when its free give it a try and feel the difference

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            • #7
              Whatever happened to Ventrilo coming to Linux?

              In their forums, they created a section for Linux back on May 30, 2005.

              Did the Ventilo creator die or something?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ObscureAngelPT View Post
                Trillian on windows is an excelent chat software.
                If the plug-ins are coming to linux then i am happy.
                Its the only way i have to use skype, gtalk and facebook chat in a very lightweight and costumizable software for free.
                I have reason to suspect that Skype support won't last very long though. From an email I received from the Skype developers when I emailed them about Skype API issues (messages from Skype often not being sent to IM clients accessing Skype via the API), I was told that they intend to drop support for Skype API access and SkypeKit (which is, if I recall, what Trillian uses for Skype connectivity). Unless MS plans to open up access to Skype's servers and services to other IM clients in the future, I suspect this means the only way to use Skype at all will be with the official client.

                EDIT: One of the Trillian devs replied to a comment on the blog post linked to in the article that there is no Skype support in the beta version currently. Whether they get Skype connectivity at all in the final release remains to be seen, but I wouldn't count on it, for reasons I've already mentioned above.
                Last edited by karashata; 10-08-2013, 09:03 PM.

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                • #9
                  I guess this is why they are trying to descentralize the things.
                  Not sure if it is going to be good ideia..

                  http://blog.trillian.im/?p=2746

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                  • #10
                    Are people still using desktop chat software?

                    I thought everybody was using WhatsApp these days

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
                      Are people still using desktop chat software?

                      I thought everybody was using WhatsApp these days
                      yeah we use it internally at our company, we run our own xmpp server

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                      • #12
                        I used Trillian a long time ago. Then I tried Pidgin and never went back to Trillian. The I stopped using desktop IM software other than Skype for about 2 years until a few days ago when I installed Pidgin again.

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                        • #13
                          I thought "free" software with ads went out with Gator

                          Originally posted by ObscureAngelPT View Post
                          Unfortunaly the free version have some ads, but they are not massive ads, not animated flashs or something, they are very subtle.

                          I know that linux people will be like, we don't need this, be when its free give it a try and feel the difference
                          I still remember having to constantly remove all ad-supported software from old Windows 98/Pentium II machines I helped keep up for a community space back around
                          2002-2003. Things like Kazaa were being monetized by bundling with Gator, a notorious piece of adware and spyware. I really thought the death of Gator would be
                          the end of this, and if not, the end of MS Windows in any machines I have to deal with would be the end of it.

                          As far as I am concerned, its not free if it is supported by an adserver, and thus compromises the security of your whole system like Gator did. On the other hand, it's probably
                          a good thing that pre-existing Windows software gets ported to Linux, as that's probably necessary if Windows users are ever to break the habit of using a closed/pay operating
                          system. Then they can discover all the free and open source software that is truly native to free operating systems, and maybe learn that not having to pay or put up with ads trumps
                          a clunkier UI or having to render video on the CPU and not the GPU like some pay video editors can do.

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                          • #14
                            Does anyone know if trillian's xmpp implementation works with audio/video chat? Can anyone that uses trillian with xmpp comment about their experience with the client? How does it handle group chat?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Larian View Post
                              Hmm. That's funny. I don't know how lightweight it is, but I have both Empathy and Pidgin doing gtalk and facebook chat. Never tried Skype. Is Skype a deal breaker for you?
                              Skype chat works on Pidgin via plugin supplied in most distros and available on Pidgin's site.

                              Trillian has nothing to offer Linux users much like Nero didn't.

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