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[Download Adium](

## About Adium ##

Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for [OS X](, written using OS X's Cocoa API, released under the [GNU GPL]( and developed by [the Adium team]( Based on the [libpurple]( protocol library, Adium can connect you to any number of messaging accounts on any combination of supported messaging services and then chat with other people using those services.

## Notable Features ##
* Open Source, so everyone can see how Adium works and [help improve it](
* Support for a wide range of different Instant Messaging services (see the [full list](
* A delightful UI
  * [Tabbed chat windows](
* Mac OS X integration
	* [Address Book integration](
	* [WebKit Message View](  Theme your chat windows
* [Combined Contacts]( Merge your contacts so that each one represents a person, not an account
* A sophisticated events system (including [Growl notifications](
* [OTR Encryption](
* [File Transfer](
* [Xtras]( and many, many other customization options
* A beautiful icon, the "[Adiumy](" duck
* [Translations]( Adium speaks 27 different languages

## System requirements ##
- **Adium 1.5 or later**: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer, an Apple-branded Macintosh computer
- [Adium 1.4.5]( Mac OS X 10.5.8
- [Adium 1.3.10]( Mac OS X 10.4
- [Adium 1.0.6]( Mac OS X 10.3.9
- [Adium X 0.89.1]( Mac OS X 10.2.x and older

Adium X 0.88 up to Adium 1.4.5 are Universal applications which run natively on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macintosh computers. Adium 1.5 and up require an Intel based computer.

See our [Supported OS Policy]( for more information.

## Contributing ##
See [our own wiki]( for ways you can contribute to Adium.

## Adium Contact information ##