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9 First Steps with Ubuntu 15.04
One of the first things to do with a new release of Ubuntu is to check for updates. Typically, I won't upgrade to the latest release immediately, so there's always quite a few updates since the release. There's a handy Software Updater tool which makes the updating process painless.

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  • AIM
    The official AOL Instant Messenger using Open Source libraries.
  • AIM Sniff
    AIM Sniff is a network sniffer for AOL Instant Messenger messages. It can be used to log all AIM messages to a MySQL database or text file. AIM Sniff has the ability to perform active sniffing or read a PCAP file and parse it for AIM traffic. Read more
  • aimd
    aimd is a system for sending AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) messages from the command line, scripts, etc.
  • aimirc2
    aimirc2 is an AOL Instant Messenger to IRC gateway.
  • Bonim
    Bonim is a console AOL Instant Message (AIM) client based on CAIM. It has many features not found in CAIM.
  • BSFlite
    BSFlite is a rather small and minimalist client for AOLŪ's Instant Messenger? service. Instead of having a full screen console interface, BSFlite employs a command line interface that allows your fingers to do all of the work without needlessly sifting through windows.
  • Eva
    Eva is an IM client under KDE, it use Tencent QQ's protocol. Tencent QQ is an IM like ICQ, it used widely in China.
  • Gaim-vv
    Gaim-vv is a friendly fork of the Gaim instant messaging client that concentrates on video and voice support.
  • Instantbird
    Instantbird is a multi-protocol instant messaging client. Using it, you can connect to all your different IM accounts. It uses the Mozilla rendering engine to display messages, and uses the Pidgin libpurple to connect to the different networks.
  • Kinkatta
    Kinkatta is an instant messenger for AOL. Kinkatta is released under the GPL and LGPL license.
  • Kit Client
    Kit Client is a graphical (KDE 2) client for the AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) service, using the TOC protocol.
  • lightbird
    Lightbird (client and server) is an attempt to create a simple IM service for LANs. It started as an ICQ Groupware clone.
  • Minbif
    Minbif aims to use the libpurple library from the Pidgin project to provide an IRC-friendly instant messaging client.
  • Mr UCC
    Mr UCC is an email, IM, IRC, calendaring, and Internet search tool. Mr UCC organizes email messages using tags. The user can assign tags manually, through rules, or have them automatically assigned using the Open Text Summarizer.
  • paimbot
    paimbot is an AOL Instant Messenger automated "bot" written in Perl. Many of the planned uses and features of the project have been inspired by Eggdrop IRC bots.
  • Planimo
    Planimo is an instant messaging system for LAN chats. It supports file transfers between users, can emit beeps whene new messages arrive, and integrates well in the GNOME desktop.
  • pork
    pork is an ncurses-based AOL instant messenger client. It uses the OSCAR protocol (the one the windows client uses) to access AIM. Pork features Perl scripting, an online help system, the ability to configure nearly all aspects of the program's look-and-feel, an alias system, and a powerful, fully-configurable key binding system. It supports being logged in with more than one screen name at the same time.
  • ptyaim
    ptyaim is a very simple, extra special curses client for AOL's Instant Messenger (AIM) and ICQ services, plus Internet Relay Chat (IRC). Its interface is somewhat inspired by naim.
  • PySP
    PySP is a copy of SuckerPipe, an extremely addicting AIM tool but written in Python.
  • SaveBuddy
    SaveBuddy saves your buddylist text file to ~/.gaim/savebuddy when you signoff.
  • Tac
    TAC is a pure Tcl console-based version of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). The TAC client began as a console-only alternative to TiK, the Tcl/Tk client. Since most development efforts were focused on TiK, the TAC client has relatively few features.
  • Telepathy
    KDE Telepathy is an instant messaging (IM) and voice over IP (VoIP) client which supports text, voice, video, file transfers, and inter-application communication over various IM protocols.
  • TiK
    TiK is a pure Tcl/Tk 8.0 version of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM).
  • TNT
    TNT is an AOL Instant Messenger client for GNU Emacs and XEmacs. It has been called "AIM for grownups". :)

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