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July 21, 2010 / Tobias Mann

How To Set-Up Empathy IM Client In Ubuntu

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In this Ubuntu Video Tutorial I show you how to set-up your Instant Messaging services in Ubuntu’s default chat client. It is very easy to do as well and only takes a minute to set-up… Empathy features support for the top Chat services including MSN, Yahoo, Google Talk, Facebook, IRC, SIP and more. Empathy is a Gnome project making it both open-source and free. Its main competitor is Pidgin but in later releases of Ubuntu it has been replaced by Empathy…

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  1. cdoublejj / Jan 31 2011 12:47 am

    Uh no, it’s not that simple, empathy is joke compared to how easy Trillian is

    • technologyunit / Jan 31 2011 7:29 am

      I don’t believe trillian is open source or available for ubuntu. So this comment isn’t useful to my veiwers. Compared to pidgin empathy is fairly to set up. What you see when you are configuring accounts is support for proxy ports and changes to fix changes made to the server before a new release.

  2. Juan Concepcion / Feb 16 2011 10:16 pm

    Empathy does not do end to end encryption and that is why it hasn’t completely caught on. I have to admit it performs all other functions quite well but IM privacy is pretty key and it just doesn’t supported it even though there have been calls about it spawning a couple years back.

    • technologyunit / Feb 16 2011 10:28 pm

      The reason for the tutorial is purely because it is the default in Ubuntu. Not for any other reason.

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