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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Matthew Helmke

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Instant Messaging and Video Conferencing with Empathy

Instant messaging is one of the biggest ways for people to interact over the Web. AOL was the primary force behind this, especially in America, but other networks and systems soon entered the market, providing users with a wealth of choice.

No longer just a consumer tool, instant messaging is now a part of the corporate world, with many companies deploying internal instant messaging software for collaboration.

Empathy (shown in Figure 4.8) is the default messaging program in Ubuntu; you can find it by searching the Dash for Empathy. It supports text, voice, and video chat as well as file transfers using common protocols such as Google Talk, AIM, and more. All you have to do is know your account ...

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