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Sunday, June 17, 2007

GAIM - renamed to Pidgin

Imagine my interest when I upgraded from Debian Etch to Unstable, and couldn't find my GAIM client... Luckily, I noticed Pidgin Internet Messenger under Applications->Internet, _and_ it fired up with all of my GAIM profiles :) Intrigued, I did a little research, and found that AOL had forced GAIM to rename itself. The developers chose Pidgin, (Finch for the console version):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pidgin_%28software%29#Naming_dispute

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