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There was no overwhelming choice in the Software Forum poll conducted from July 7th through July 23rd but the top vote getter with 25% of votes cast is the Trillian IM client offered by Cerulean Studios.

What is Trillian?
    •Trillian application offers the capability of connecting to the major chat services (MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, IRC and AIM) with one client, reducing the amount of programs installed. For a complete Product Overview check the information available on this page.

What platform does Trillian run on?
  • Trillian runs on the Windows platform.

What features does Trillian provide?
  • The program comes packaged in two versions - free and Pro. The Pro version provides additional capabilities, specifically voice chat. A complete list of features is available here.

Where can I download the latest version?
  • The latest version can be found here.


Interestingly enough, many of the respondents chose None (47 votes or 17%), instead using other methods to communicate with their friends, family and associates. Does this signal the decline and popularity of the Chat client? Only subsequent polls on the topic will tell.

Other clients mentioned, with the platforms supported, can be found in the table below:

(NOTE! - links verified as of 7/25/05)

ProgramWeb SitePlatform
Windows Messengerhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.aspxWindows
MSN Messengerhttp://messenger.msn.comWindows
Yahoo Messengerhttp://messenger.yahoo.comWindows, Mac, Linux
ICQhttp://www.icq.com/Windows, Mac
AIMhttp://www.aim.comWindows, Mac, Linux
Mirandahttp://www.miranda-im.orgWindows
Trillianhttp://www.ceruleanstudios.comWindows
Gaimhttp://gaim.sourceforge.netLinux, Unix, Windows
IM2 (Instant Messenger 2)http://www.im2.comWindows
iGo Incognitohttp://www.igo-incognito.com/main.htmlWindows
Proteushttp://www.defaultware.com/proteus/Mac
Jabberhttp://www.jabber.org/about/overview.shtml
AMSNhttp://amsn.sourceforge.net/Windows, Mac, Linux
Qnexthttp://qnext.com/Windows, Mac, Linux
Exodus (Jabber client)http://www.jabberstudio.org/projects/exodus/releases/Windows
Psi (Jabber client)http://psi.affinix.com/?page=downloadWindows, Mac, Linux
AdiumXhttp://www.adiumx.com/Mac
iChatAVhttp://www.apple.com/macosx/features/ichat/Mac
Pulver Communicatorhttp://communicator.pulver.com/download/Windows


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last modified: 2007-09-29 10:40:52