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6 Excellent Console Linux File Managers
Console based applications are light on system resources (very useful on low specified machines), can be faster and more efficient than their graphical counterparts, they do not stop working when X is restarted, and are perfect for scripting purposes.

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Birdie is fast, easy to use and works great. It provides all the basic Twitter features and allows you to enjoy Twitter right on your desktop. Birdie makes use of native technologies like Gtk and GLib to provide a clean and simple interface, while integrating seamlessly with the user's desktop environment. Read more


  • aMSN
    aMSN is a free open source MSN Messenger clone, with features such as: Display pictures, custom emoticons, webcam support, multi-language support, and more. Read more hot
  • Aapje Messenger
    Aapje Messenger aims towards an open, feature filled MSN clone for GNU/Linux using the GTK+-2.0 library, it can already do multiple user chats, filetransfers, storing contact lists, status & nick changing, add/del/block buddies, theming, and much more.
  • Alvaro's Messenger
    Alvaro's Messenger is a Spanish TCL client for MSN Messenger. It has many features, including smileys, email notification, and sound.
    Compu's Universal MSN Messenger is a TCL/Tk-based MSN messenger.
  • Emesene
    Emesene is a nice and simple MSN Messenger client. It tries to be similar to the official client, but with a simpler interface and a nicer look.
  • Galaxium Messenger
    Galaxium is an instant messenger application which currently allows the ability to connect to Microsoft's MSN service, but will allow other protocols in the future. It is cross platform and uses the Mono framework and GTK for the user interface.
  • gtkmsn
    gtkmsn is a msn protocol based client (alla Win*ows Mes*enger). Based upon gtk+-2.0 it provides all basic functionnality, plus a lot of goodies, like custom definitions of smiley (see screenshots)
  • gtmess
    gtmess is a console MSN Messenger client for Linux and other Unix systems that conform to the POSIX standard. It supports the MSNP8 protocol version. Apart from the basics (file transfers and chat windows), it introduces some advanced features like block detection and spoofing the typing user. A transparent HTTP gateway is also included.
  • Harbinger
    Harbinger is an MSN messenger client that is compatible with the .NET Messenger Service. It uses the Qt toolkit, distributed under the BSD license.
  • imsniff
    imsniff is a pcap-based instant messaging sniffer. It captures the IM traffic in the network and is able to log conversations, contact lists, profile information, incoming email notifications, other MSN events, etc.
  • Linux MSN Messenger Engine
    LMME (Linux MSN Messenger Engine) is a fully asynchronous, multithreaded MSN protocol engine. Preliminary releases will be statically combined with an ncurses console-based EPIC4-like interface for instant messaging functionality.
  • Msn4Lin
    Msn4Lin is a Microsoft network messenger client for X. It supports plugins, skins, and multiple languages.
  • msnlib
    This is an opensource Python implementation for the MSN messenger protocol version 8. Along with the library, you can find a text-mode client named msn, which has a simple user interface that resembles to micq.
  • is an implementation of the MSN instant messaging protocol; a library, packaged as a Python module, with a smooth object-oriented API.
  • MSNre
    MSNre is a lightweight but powerful console-based MSN Instant Messenger clone. It has easy-to-use curses BitchX-like user interface and many features, including instant messaging, file transfer, complete contact list management, and pager messages.
  • pebrot
    Pebrot is a text mode MSN messenger client implemented in Python. It has a colorful curses interface.

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