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Author Topic: looking for a replacement for miranda  (Read 1748 times)

eleman

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looking for a replacement for miranda
« on: March 10, 2012, 10:00:10 AM »
I use miranda to cater my MSN and GoogleTalk needs. But I must have been getting old, for day by day, the gazillions of options miranda offers look more of annoyances, rather than amusing capabilities and potential. Add on top the new version notifications received each week, and you have a not so happy user.

I know I can turn off new version notifications, but what if there comes an important security bug fix? I wouldn't want to miss it. But instead, the software annoys me each week about a trivial fix regarding gadu gadu, or something with emoticons in ICQ or so.

Anyway, lately miranda began to interfere with alt-tab functioning on my windows. Perhaps it is fixable with some kind of option hidden deep down somewhere. But I no longer have the energy to try.

So I'm shopping for a miranda replacement.

I just want two things:
1. basic googletalk and msn support (no video chat, no file transfer, just plain and simple 15 years old functionality, though I won't refuse a quality software just because it offers a couple of extra features)
2. a lightweight gui

lack of mirandesque maze of options would be a plus.

What would you recommend?

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Re: looking for a replacement for miranda
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 10:50:14 AM »

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Re: looking for a replacement for miranda
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 10:58:21 AM »
Pidgin?

I'd rather not use a software that requires a library set imported from another OS (i.e. gtk).
By definition, the lightweight gui requirement is not met.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

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Re: looking for a replacement for miranda
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 11:58:55 AM »
Instantbird or perhaps emesene?

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Re: looking for a replacement for miranda
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2012, 08:43:31 PM »
Trillian?  ;D

Sorry, but I don't see your point here. What is wrong with having a reasonable amount of options? Once set, you're done for years. Additionally, there's modernopt.dll which completely hides most options from you if you can't take them all.