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Openfire Administration by Mayank Sharma

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Appendix A. Using Spark

Spark is an instant messaging client developed by the developers of Openfire. It is open source, so it can be optimized and tailored for any organization. It is cross-platform, so your users can run it on any of the three popular platforms—Windows, Linux, and Mac. This is very important if you are supporting a large-scale deployment. And you get all of this for free, because Spark is offered as a free download. But Spark's Openfire connection isn't its only shining point—it's as good an IM client as any. In this Appendix, we'll look at some of the most important features of Spark, which, when combined with Openfire make it Spark the easiest alternative to insecure public IM networks.

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