Tags: aim, icq, irc, jabber, msn, yahoo

Alternative To: AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), ICQ, Microsoft MSN Messenger, Miranda IM, mIRC, Trillian

Pidgin is a graphical, modular instant messaging client capable of using multiple networks at once. Currently supported are: AIM/ICQ, Yahoo!, MSN, IRC, Jabber/XMPP/Google Talk, Napster, Zephyr, Gadu-Gadu, Bonjour, Groupwise, Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, QQ, MySpaceIM, and MXit.

Some extra packages are suggested to use increased functionality:
* gnome-panel | kdebase-workspace-bin | docker:
- To use the system tray icon functionality (minimizing to an icon, having
the icon blink when there are new messages, etc.)
* libsqlite3-0:
- To use Contact Availability Prediction plugin
Interface: Graphical (Gtk)
Associated Programs
docker System tray for KDE3/GNOME2 docklet applications
evolution-data-server evolution database backend server
gnome-panel launcher and docking facility for GNOME
gstreamer0.10-plugins-base GStreamer plugins from the base set
gstreamer0.10-plugins-good GStreamer plugins from the good set
kdebase-workspace-bin core binaries for the KDE Plasma Workspace
libsqlite3-0 SQLite 3 shared library
Perl Larry Wall's Practical Extraction and Report Language
Available deb Repositories (how-to add a respository)
Debian 32-bit 64-bit
stable 2.7.3-1+squeeze2 2.7.3-1+squeeze2
testing 2.10.2-1 2.10.2-1
sid 2.10.4-1.1 2.10.4-1.1

Ubuntu 32-bit 64-bit
lucid 1:2.6.6-1ubuntu4 1:2.6.6-1ubuntu4
precise 1:2.10.3-0ubuntu1 1:2.10.3-0ubuntu1

GetDeb 32-bit 64-bit
lucid 1:2.10.0-1~getdeb1~lucid 1:2.10.0-1~getdeb1~lucid

Available rpm Repositories
OpenSUSE 32-bit 64-bit
10.1 1.5.0-50 1.5.0-50

Rating: Very Good (3 votes)

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This program is perfect for IMing (with no video). Never crashes, loads fast, chats with all the networks I'll ever need to use. Really cool, soon as these guys get kicking with vid-chat the world will be hooked up... for free!

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