Please show here how to install and activate OTR ("Off-The-Record") and Pidgin to me on both: Windows and Linux.
closed as too broad by ultrasawblade, Scott, random♦ Nov 8 '13 at 2:15
There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.
How to setup pidgin with off the record support in Linux/Fedora 17:
From the author:
You can create a new user on your first login, just create a Jabber "XMPP"-Account use a new username and one of the free jabber-domain of your choice (for example: "jabber.ccc.de") and check the box at the bottom in the registration page to crate that user now.
In your contactlist you have to activate the "Off-The-Record Messaging" Plugin under (german): "Werkzeuge"->"Erweiterungen". Activate it and click configure to enable logging of encrypted chat, if desired. (be aware that it is good manners to inform the other side in chat, that you enabled logging)
here is a complete installation instruction with pictures: https://securityinabox.org/en/using_pidgin (but that is really cluttered with a lot too much to read.)
I would like to have this HowTo in one place (with only some few screenshots), so I can send the link to someone new for a quick start.
Here you find a A German HowTo.