In spite of the hard-core technical and Internet-centric ethos typically associated with the Linux community, the open-source OS isn’t known for having particularly good instant messaging clients.
That could be changing, however. As Linux is steadily winning favor in the workplace, a crowd of up-and-coming third-party IM clients are growing in popularity — some of which sport features that users of other OSes ought to envy.
Here, then, is a rundown of the most popular IM clients for Linux. Most of these applications are for Gnome or KDE, and typically are supported by the most common Linux distributions.Read More