Pidgin is a chat program which lets you
log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means
that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on
Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.
Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX operating systems.
Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box:
AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour,
Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC,
SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins.
Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file
transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing
notifications. Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin's functionality above
and beyond the standard features.