In a corporate world, we are required to work in a Windows system. Windows applications are so inadequate and does not perform well on windows itself; not that its programming model is “bulok” or rotten, but the general theme of the corporate world is selfish – and not community driven. Examples are each companies that promote their messaging client have their own protocol and client. When you use all (Filipinos normally have accounts for all messaging clients – Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, AIM, and the like), your Windows system will eventually become slow. If you look into the memory footprint of Skype, it occupies 30MB or more. Same goes for Yahoo Messenger. So when you add that up, it will take 60MB or more.
Being an avid Linux user, where community and unselfishness thrives; everything in Linux are adaptive and ideal – programmers try to incorporate all. I’ll introduce to you the Pidgin messaging client. Pidgin is so called a universal messaging client. It can act as a Yahoo Messenger client, Google Talk, AIM, and so many more. – except for Skype. Even if you have accounts on all these, looking at the memory footprint for Pidgin above is just less than 30MB. Here we can see a lot of memory savings and therefore improves performance.
Above are the various protocols that can be added to Pidgin.