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Hello and thank you for taking the time out to read my question.

I have a client who has 21 workstations and a big office. The want an instant messanger for their network. Oh and also they don't want to pay for it... I looked around form some freeware, but there ia a lot of stuff out there.

I was wondering if someone can point me in the right direction. Or better yet, if someone knows of a good one they can recommend.

Thank you for your time and input.
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by:epichero22
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I would recommend Trillian since it's free and lightweight:

http://www.trillian-messenger.net/


Comes with no ads and can be upgraded to support video chat.  One of my clients uses both this and Windows Messenger...this wins hands down in my opinion.
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And even skype.
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by:andgreen
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Do you want internet or LAN based messenger?
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LAN please.
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Try free trial (30 days) of this LAN messenger http://messenger.softros.com
if you dont wanna pay a penny, here are freeware messengers
http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/network/fwnetworkmessage.html
hope it helps.
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by:loshdog
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Thank you all for your input.

Out of all the free ones
http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/spark/index.jsp
recommended by  madunix is the best. Don't waste your time w/ any of the other ones.

Out of the paid ones. Softros recommended by andgreen
is the best in my opinion.

Thank you again..

Happy Holidays.
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