IM Clients

Matthew Nicholson sjoeboo at
Thu Nov 1 15:10:16 UTC 2007

Pidgin does indeed to aim/yahoo/gtalk/msn/jabber/icq/whatever else there
is. Gaim became pidgin because of a dispute with AOL over the GAIM name.
You might still be able to find GAIM somewhere, but it really is THE
SAME thing, pidgin is just the newer version. 

If your on Gutsy, you might also want to check out empathy/telepathy.
Empathy is an update of the gossip jabber client that uses the telepathy
framework, which can connect to every protocol out there as well.

On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 11:03 -0400, John Dangler wrote:
> I have a yahoo account, and have colleagues, etc that have yahoo, msn,
> and other IM accounts.  I'm trying to find an IM client that I can talk
> to all of these people with.  Apparently, Pidgin isn't it.  I read that
> Pidgin was the successor to gaim, but know of a few people using gaim.
> Does gaim handle these multiple accounts?  If not, does anyone know of a
> client that does ?
> Thanks for the input.

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