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What is the best one to use?
It will only be used for my wife and I to communicate while I am downstairs on my rig.

I was going to grab google talk, but saw there is a memory leak issue.
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post #2 of 26
skype?
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post #3 of 26
Digsby is a nice full featured client that has a lowish memory footprint.
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post #4 of 26
Hmm if it's only for you and your wife, then maybe.. LAN Messenger?
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I like using trillian
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post #6 of 26
Pidgin gets my vote.
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post #7 of 26
Pidgin is my favorite. I've been using it exclusively on any family PC that needs an IM client.
post #8 of 26
my vote goes to LAN messanger, or skype 4.1
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post #9 of 26
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What are the memory usages on Pigdin and Skype?
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post #10 of 26
digsby user here.
 
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