Still on Pidgin in case you didn’t know already you can use it to chat with your Gmail buddies as if you are logged onto the Gmail website or using Google Talk.
Pidgin is my main IM tool of choice. It was the best thing on Linux and now I use it on the office Windows box as well. It supports all these networks below. Its been updated to 2.4.0 a few days ago, so if you have it update or try it out.
- Google Talk
I upgraded to Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon over the weekend. Then I noticed Pidgin (formally Gaim) was not connecting properly. It was complaining about a SSL library.
I installed the nss library using this command.
sudo aptitude install libnss3-dev
It was mentioned in this thread and its working fine now.