BSFlite is a minimalistic, line-based AIM client for Unix.
Instead of having a full screen console interface, BSFlite employs a command line interface that allows your fingers to do all of the work without needlessly sifting through windows.
BSFlite runs on UNIX (including Linux, all of the BSD’s, Solaris, etc.), Zeta (and possibly BeOS), Windows, DOS, Mac OS X, and Plan 9.
Well, minimalistic doesn’t necessarily mean sparse. Let’s call it, say, nimble. BSFlite supports most standard AIM features, with the notable exceptions of chat rooms and block lists.
For casual day-to-day chat, it’s perfect, if for nothing else than one important feature: once your fingers learn the commands, it doesn’t matter if your brain remembers them or not. You’ll be amazed at how efficiently you can juggle conversations with BSFlite. Seriously.
Here are some key features of “BSFlite”:
· Runs on just about any UNIX machine of any speed
· Uses very few resources, even compared to other console clients
· Very portable codebase with BSD-licensed AIM library for use in your own projects
· Windows port with tiny binary size – put it on a floppy or USB stick and load it up when you need AIM at an Internet cafe or public terminal
· Works great with screen, so you can leave your AIM session logged in when you’re not physically at your terminal
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