Pidgin Arrives in Fedora

I thought I’d have to wait for Fedora 7 to experience Pidgin (what gaim got renamed to due to their legal battles with AOL – as I previously blogged), but they provided it for Fedora Core 6.

The interface has changed a little. Here are some screenshots showing my first impressions on the differences:

Gaim buddy list
Gaim buddy list
Pidgin Buddy List
Pidgin Buddy List

The main difference I noticed is that everyone is represented by a green dot if they are available instead of an icon representing their chat service. In other words, AOL contacts are no longer displayed as the AOL running man and MSN is no longer the chubby green guy.

The preferences menu looked superficially the same to me.

Gaim Preferences
Gaim Preferences
Pidgin Preferences
Pidgin Preferences

Author: Eric Mesa

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