What I want from an IM Client

October 5, 2011

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What I want from an IM Client

I've been 'struggling' to find the ultimate IM Client on my Ubuntu setup. Some do most things but there is usually some functionality missing. Here's the list of what I want from an IM Client:

There are many available clients for Linux.


This is the default with Ubuntu and integrates with the system nicely. However, I don't like the notification system. I want it to bring up the chat window when a message is received, either in a single chat or a room. Also, the sound notifications don't seem to work on both my Maverick and Natty installs.


I've been using pidgin for a long time and keep coming back to it. It does everything I need it to.