Pidgin. Is this just another IM? or anything good about it.
Pidgin is an instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unixes. You can talk to your friends using AIM, ICQ, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr.
Well, i find pidgin interesting as i can connect to my msn, yahoo and google at the same time, but the best part of it is it is very handy and gives quite impressive performance while chatting, the connectivity remains good and the best thing is it is open source. The best part is you can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AIM, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time.
It has got support for various modules, can be customized for different profiles and the interface is simple and handy to use and maintain. well for most of my reasons here i feel you need to use it to know it fully. since, for a very long time i used on different IM’s and frankly, i find this very attractive as in looks also. The display text is also very clear and neat.
and last but not the least about this great tool…
It supports many features of the various networks, such as file transfer, away messages, and typing notification. It also goes beyond that and provides many unique features. A few popular features are Buddy Pounces, which give the ability to notify you, send a message, play a sound, or run a program when a specific buddy goes away, signs online, or returns from idle; and plugins, consisting of text replacement, a buddy ticker, extended message notification, iconify on away, spell checking, tabbed conversations, and more.