Gaim renamed to Pidgin!

April 13th, 2007 by Quatrux

Even though this is quite old news, only Today I found time to post about it, the popular open source multi-protocol instant messaging client Gaim was renamed to Pidgin and now can be found on a new address: http://www.pidgin.im and im doesn’t stand for Instant Messenger, in fact it is a country address/code, the same is with .tv and .cc and .fm even though the .fm usually looks something like a radio for use, .tv something associated with TV :D Anyway, the Gaim in the beginning were called GTK+ AOL Instant Messenger, at that time there were no AIM, but AOL didn’t like it, so they just called it Gaim and everything was fine, but recently, AOL didn’t like Gaim as it is similar to AIM and the name is still a short version of GTK+ AOL IM = GAIM, so after all those trademark stuff and lawsuits, Gaim was officially renamed to Pidgin, a word which really won’t bring any lawsuit.. And it was announced that the version 2.0.0 of this software will come soon, so Pidgin/Gaim will be really much better in my opinion, I quite got used to the new name after a week :D Remember when people disliked the names Phoenix, Firebird, Firefox, Mozilla, but now everyone is used to Firefox, so I think the name change won’t really affect the great IM client.. :P

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Linux Ubuntu

December 4th, 2005 by Quatrux

Ubuntu Linux the linux distribution for human beings, at least it is called like that, well it was my first distro of Linux which I used and I got the Cd’s by mail, gave some to my friends, because it is really easy to use for dummies, and people who does not play games on windows can fully use linux as their main Operating System, browsing the Internet and feeling save from danger and with better performance, isn’t this just great ? it comes in two Cd’s, the Live CD and Install CD with pre installed stuff and software.

Ubuntu is a free, open source operating system that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should “Just Work”, TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release. Ubuntu ships with the latest Gnome release as well as a selection of server and desktop software that makes for a comfortable desktop experience off a single installation CD.

Ubuntu use Gnome so if there are people who does not like it, you can just use Kubuntu which has KDE, I myself prefer KDE, even though it reminds me more of windows, but I still like it, why the hell we need Windows ? yeah, a little more software available and, yeah and a lot of Games which we can play, but as I am not a big fan of Games, I am more an retro gamer, so I don’t need windows, except for school ;)

Get Ubuntu Linux

P.S I myself Use Gentoo though, but it is for experienced users, so Firstly way go with Ubuntu, but as much as I like Ubuntu, better Get Kubuntu, you’ll have less problems and by installing an engine which makes GTK to QT your Gnome applications on KDE will look Good, I mean Bluefish, Gaim, Gimp etc.

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