Review of Gaim 2.0 Beta 2 Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Macintosh OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Linux)

Gaim just went from Beta 1 to Beta 2 with this new release of the long waited for Gaim 2.0. Gaim supports a ton of protocols:

We’ve been using 1.5.0 for a while, so we decided to see how 2.0 is. Here’s what we found:Voice: None. OK, this is bad. Right now, vv (Voice and Video) isn’t implemented into Gaim. There is good news for Linux users however, because two guys put together Gaim VV (No Longer Supported). You can also get Phone Gaim (but it never worked for me).
Video: None. OK, this is bad. Right now, vv (Voice and Video) isn’t implemented into Gaim. There is good news for Linux users however, because two guys put together Gaim VV (No Longer Supported).
File Transfer: Not tested.
Smileys: Great! It uses the smileys for each protocol (so you use Yahoo! smileys when talking to Y! users).
Games: None.
Interface: Good. We can live with the interface.
Bottom Line: How could you not like the new one? Because of no Skype support. Also because of the lack of VV. But that will change in 2.5. Meanwhile, why not get Skype?

Gaim 1.5.0 For Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Macintosh OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Linux
Gaim 2.0 Beta 2 For Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Macintosh OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Linux

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One Response to “Review of Gaim 2.0 Beta 2 Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Macintosh OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Linux)”

  1. IM Watch » Blog Archive » PhoneGaim 0.79.5 (Windows XP, Linspire) Says:

    […] Voice: Not tested.  Why?  IT DOESNT WORK!  I tried it, even got a Sipphone account, but it STILL DIDNT WORK! [For other features, go to the Gaim page] Bottom Line: Maybe you’ll get it.  But for me, I’ll stick to Skype. PhoneGaim 0.79.5 For Windows XP Phone Gaim ? For Linspire […]

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