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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, MSN, QQ, XMPP (Jabber), Yahoo.
CenterIM is a powerful communication tool that can be used through SSH, without the need for VNC/Remote Desktop. CenterIM started as a fork of CenterICQ.
Development has ceased on CenterIM4 in favor of CenterIM5, which is a ground up rewrite and uses the libpurple library as a communication backend. Alpha/beta releases are ongoing and becoming feature complete. If you would like to give CenterIM5 a try, please see the building page for instructions.
If you are interested in how to contribute patches or source code, please read the contribution guidelines.