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[Question #208063]: Which Jabber/GoogleTalk client (with audio&video) is the best fit for AC100? (most lightweight)


New question #208063 on AC100_enablement:

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 for Toshiba AC100.

I have tried to use the mail & chat applet in the panel, but I have always had the feeling that it is too heavyweight for this system with little memory and CPU resources: the system hicks up more often, especially after I connected to my GoogleTalk account (just to be online and see the online status of other contacts).

The Jabber/GoogleTalk part of this messaging system is based telepathy (empathy), and I feel that it is too heavyweight:

$ ps x -o cmd,vsize,size,rss| fgrep -i path
telepathy-indicator          76336 37440  1516
/usr/lib/telepathy/mission-  38320 28872  1720
empathy                     225336 79272 14288
/usr/lib/telepathy/telepath  36364 28448   964
/usr/lib/telepathy/telepath  42508 30804  2724
/usr/lib/telepathy/telepath  10108   508   996
fgrep --color=auto -i path    3104   296   660

What are the best, most lightweight alternatives to empathy that I can use for using GoogleTalk? And how to replace telepathy/empathy in the system, so that it doesn't consume space in the panel (or replace the applet with another, non-empathy one)?

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