Instant Messaging

Instant messaging, or IM as it is often referred to, provides you with several nice features, the first of which is an easy way to see when your friends and chat buddies are online and available for communication. Instant messaging also allows you to send messages directly to your friends to which your friends may reply immediately or when they feel like it. Different instant message protocols offer different features, but in the end they all supply more or less the same basic functionality.

There are Linux clients available for most of the instant message protocols. Included with your Red Hat system are clients for the two most widely used: the ICQ and the AIM protocols. There are also Linux versions of several other instant ...

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