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The nuts and bolts => Migrating to VectorLinux => Topic started by: Azmandius on April 04, 2008, 02:44:13 am

Title: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
Post by: Azmandius on April 04, 2008, 02:44:13 am
Hi,
I was looking for a small and free utility to chat on LAN between Linux and Windows Machines.
Does anything like that exist out there.
Google gave me many commercial options, while i was looking for a free solution.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
Post by: nightflier on April 04, 2008, 05:00:41 am
I have never set up one of these, but this may be what you are looking for:
http://www.jabber.org/servers
Title: Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
Post by: nightflier on April 04, 2008, 05:10:23 am
Or maybe this:
http://ekiga.org/
Title: Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
Post by: Azmandius on April 04, 2008, 05:44:24 am
Sorry, none of these is what i am looking for.
I was looking for something like:
Vypress Chat - http://www.vypress.com/rus/products/chat
Outlook LAN Messenger - http://lan-chat.srimax.com
Title: Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
Post by: M0E-lnx on April 04, 2008, 05:50:53 am
how about this?
http://www.icewalkers.com/Linux/Software/519350/Akeni-LAN-Messenger.html
Or this other one
http://www.icewalkers.com/scrshot/505/
http://www.icewalkers.com/Linux/Software/55050/LinPopUp.html
Title: Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
Post by: Azmandius on April 04, 2008, 06:09:09 am
Nope
Sorry,
I was looking for free not shareware.
And on Windows machines i don't want to use Winpopup.
Thanks
Title: Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
Post by: rbistolfi on April 04, 2008, 01:05:58 pm
Hmm, sorry but what is wrong with jabber? Looks like it can do what you want.
Title: Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
Post by: newt on April 04, 2008, 02:19:09 pm
How about Qchat? http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/QChat?content=65066
Title: Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
Post by: Azmandius on April 05, 2008, 05:13:10 am
Hmm, sorry but what is wrong with jabber? Looks like it can do what you want.
Jabber is good, but doesn't it require an Internet connection?
I was looking for a solution in closed LAN with no Internet connection.
Title: Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
Post by: Azmandius on April 05, 2008, 05:25:28 am
How about Qchat? http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/QChat?content=65066
This one sounds very promising if it doesn't require Internet connection.
Thank you. I will be testing it.
Title: Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
Post by: rbistolfi on April 05, 2008, 12:57:48 pm
Hmm, sorry but what is wrong with jabber? Looks like it can do what you want.
Jabber is good, but doesn't it require an Internet connection?
I was looking for a solution in closed LAN with no Internet connection.

hmm, you can run your own server and get the clients connected to it, no internet required.
Title: Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
Post by: Azmandius on April 07, 2008, 02:06:06 am
Hmm, sorry but what is wrong with jabber? Looks like it can do what you want.
Jabber is good, but doesn't it require an Internet connection?
I was looking for a solution in closed LAN with no Internet connection.

hmm, you can run your own server and get the clients connected to it, no internet required.
I guess i missed that point... Worth take a look again.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
Post by: hata_ph on June 12, 2008, 10:38:33 am
http://www.igniterealtime.org/index.jsp

OpenFire work great in windows and linux. Easy to setup too... :P