Saturday, February 16, 2008
Digsby: No love shown for linux
Digsby is a multiprotocol IM client that lets you chat with all your friends on AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber.
It is also a social networking tool that alerts you of events like new messages and gives you a live Newsfeed of what your friends are up to on various networks - facebook, myspace etc.
It is a nice idea to integrate IM and social networking. More like what flock does with browsing and social networking. I was pretty excited when I finally got the invite code (Thanks to the nice folks at CNET).The screenshots look amazing and I was really hoping to replace the dull GAIM with gibsy.
But unfortunately only the windows client is available for download. Still, I wasn't ready to give up. I tried installing it via Cedega first and then via Wine. Wine manages to install it but it fails to run.
Sad! Anyways, i have sent them a feedback to support linux in future. It would look stunning on KDE4.Or atleast give us a webIM for the time being.
Good news, I just got a mail from SceneCaster, who finally got back after a month, regarding their work on a Linux beta client. There is still hope left in this world.