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Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
« on: April 04, 2008, 01:44:13 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.
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« Last Edit: April 04, 2008, 04:22:02 am by Azmandius »
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Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008, 04:00:41 am »
I have never set up one of these, but this may be what you are looking for:
http://www.jabber.org/servers

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Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2008, 04:10:23 am »
Or maybe this:
http://ekiga.org/

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Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008, 04:44:24 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
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Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008, 05:09:09 am »
Nope
Sorry,
I was looking for free not shareware.
And on Windows machines i don't want to use Winpopup.
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Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2008, 12:05:58 pm »
Hmm, sorry but what is wrong with jabber? Looks like it can do what you want.
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Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2008, 04:13:10 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.
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Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2008, 04:25:28 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.
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Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2008, 11:57:48 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.
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Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2008, 01:06:06 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.
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Re: Linux - Windows Offline Chat Software (free is possible)
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2008, 09:38:33 am »
http://www.igniterealtime.org/index.jsp

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