The free (as in freedom) IM client Adium for Mac OS X has made it to 1.0 release. Congratuliations. I am even more looking forward to version 1.1 as it will bring a supercomplete XMPP implementation (update: according to a recent blog post by the developers it might not happen so soon), but having followed the development of Adium over the last year or two I want to express my sincere thankfulness for this project that has produced one of the most advanced Macintosh program available for this platform today. I am looking forward to even greater stuff in the near future. Good look and keep up the good work.
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