1[Adium](https://adium.im)
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4[![Adiumy](https://adium.im/images/logo.png)](https://sourceforge.net/projects/adium/files/Adium_1.5.9.dmg/download?accel_key=67%3A1386175847%3Ahttps%253A//adium.im/%3A64fc072b%242796f9fa06c20c320881147a26394ee76682951e&click_id=399ffab8-5d04-11e3-b3d1-0200ac1d1d96-1&source=accel)
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6[Download Adium 1.5.9](https://sourceforge.net/projects/adium/files/Adium_1.5.9.dmg/download?accel_key=67%3A1386175847%3Ahttps%253A//adium.im/%3A64fc072b%242796f9fa06c20c320881147a26394ee76682951e&click_id=399ffab8-5d04-11e3-b3d1-0200ac1d1d96-1&source=accel)
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8## About Adium ##
9
10Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for [OS X](https://www.apple.com/osx/), written using OS X's Cocoa API, released under the [GNU GPL](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/licenses.html#GPL) and developed by [the Adium team](https://trac.adium.im/wiki/AdiumTeam). Based on the [libpurple](https://trac.adium.im/wiki/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.
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12## Notable Features ##
13* Open Source, so everyone can see how Adium works and [help improve it](https://trac.adium.im/wiki/Development)
14* Support for a wide range of different Instant Messaging services (see the [full list](https://adium.im/help/pgs/Accounts-ListOfServices.html))
15* A delightful UI
16  * [Tabbed chat windows](https://adium.im/help/pgs/Messaging-TabbedMessaging.html)
17* Mac OS X integration
18	* [Address Book integration](https://adium.im/help/pgs/AdvancedFeatures-AddressBookIntegration.html)
19	* [WebKit Message View](https://adium.im/help/pgs/Messaging-MessageView.html):  Theme your chat windows
20* [Combined Contacts](https://adium.im/help/pgs/ContactList-CombiningContacts.html): Merge your contacts so that each one represents a person, not an account
21* A sophisticated events system (including [Growl notifications](https://adium.im/help/pgs/AdvancedFeatures-GrowlSupport.html))
22* [OTR Encryption](https://trac.adium.im/wiki/OTREncryption)
23* [File Transfer](https://adium.im/help/pgs/AdvancedFeatures-FileTransfer.html)
24* [Xtras](https://adium.im/help/pgs/AdvancedFeatures-AdiumXtras.html) and many, many other customization options
25* A beautiful icon, the "[Adiumy](https://trac.adium.im/wiki/Adiumy)" duck
26* [Translations](https://trac.adium.im/wiki/Translations): Adium speaks 27 different languages
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28## System requirements ##
29- **Adium 1.5 or later**: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer, an Apple-branded Macintosh computer
30- [Adium 1.4.5](https://adiumx.cachefly.net/Adium_1.4.5.dmg): Mac OS X 10.5.8
31- [Adium 1.3.10](https://adiumx.cachefly.net/Adium_1.3.10.dmg): Mac OS X 10.4
32- [Adium 1.0.6](https://adiumx.cachefly.net/Adium_1.0.6.dmg): Mac OS X 10.3.9
33- [Adium X 0.89.1](https://adiumx.cachefly.net/AdiumX_0.89.1.dmg): Mac OS X 10.2.x and older
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35Adium 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.
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37See our [Supported OS Policy](https://trac.adium.im/wiki/SupportedOSPolicy) for more information.
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39## Contributing ##
40See [our own wiki](https://trac.adium.im/wiki/Development) for ways you can contribute to Adium.
41
42## Adium Contact information ##
43 * https://adium.im/
44 * feedback@adium.im
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