What is Instantbird ?
Instantbird is a lightweight, fast, free and open source instant messaging Application i.e a IM chat client (similar to Google Talk or Yahoo Messenger), powered by Mozilla Community. Instantbird is a cross-platform application i.e it’s available for Mac,Windows as well as for Linux based operating system such as Ubuntu (11.04, 10.10, 10.04 or any older versions), Fedora, Linux Mint etc. Instantbird is very simple to use (probably due to elegant and efficient graphical user interface) and highly extensible, with a lot of cool and Innovative features.
Instantbird 1.0 is also available in languages other than English, so you might get it in your native language. it supports a variety of networks and protocols. The features of the Instantbird can be easily extended using a lot of plugins available. The version 1.0 has released today!
Supported Networks/Protocols by Instantbird
- Google Talk
- Facebook Chat
- AOL Instant Messanger (AIM)
- Yahoo Messanger
- Windows Live Messanger
- XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, formerly known as Jabber)
New/Exciting Features in Instantbird
- Change a friends color in a private conversation based on their name
- Conversations can be easily customized
- Get notification of certain words during the chat (as they were your nicknames)
- Vertical and horizontal tabbing is supported so it’s easy to manage a lot of conversations
- color the nick names in multiuser chat
- Easy to reply, just double click on nick name
- Tab completion of nick names and commands
Installing Instantbird on Ubuntu 11.04/10.10/10.04… or other Linux based OS
it’s very simple – just follow the simple steps :
#1 : Download Instantbird for Linux based distro such as Ubuntu.
#2 : Then extract it (Right click and select Extract Here).
#3 : Now, launch the application by executing the ‘instantbird’ script. You can do that in many ways – e.g: double click and run in terminal or open a terminal, then drag that file to terminal and hit enter. That’s all.. Now enter you account details and continue to enjoy the next generation of Instant Messaging Software with a lot of Fun!