CenterIM – text-mode multi-protocol instant messaging client

CenterIM is a text-mode multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, *BSD, Solaris and other Unices. The program supports most of widely used IM protocols, including AIM, ICQ, IRC, QQ, Skype, XMPP (Jabber).

CenterIM is a powerful communication tool that can be used through SSH, without the need for VNC/Remote Desktop.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Supported protocols:
    • AIM (AOL Instant Messenger).
    • Bonjour.
    • Gadu-Gadu.
    • Groupwise.
    • ICQ.
    • IRC.
    • MSN/Windows Live.
    • MXit.
    • MySpaceIM.
    • QQ.
    • SILC (Secure IRC).
    • SIMPLE.
    • Sametime.
    • XMPP (Jabber and Google Talk).
    • Yahoo.
    • Yahoo JAPAN.
    • Zephyr.
  • Customization – change key bindings, color schemes, and more.

Support: FAQ
Developer: Petr Pavlu
License: GNU General Public License Version 2

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CenterIM is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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