10 Instant Messaging Clients for Linux

aMSN aMSN is a powerful, highly configurable and feature-rich client for the WLM (formerly known as MSN) protocol with support for skins, plugins, system tray integration, webcam, tabbed chat windows, multi-accounts, offline messaging, chat history, display picture and many, many more.

Install Pidgin 2.7.6 in Ubuntu (With MSN Certificate Fix And Multiple MSN Logins)

Pidgin 2.7.6 was released yesterday, fixing the "Unable to validate certificate" error for (so if the 

Fix Pidgin (MSN) Certificate Errors

If you're using Pidgin with MSN, you probably got lots of "" certificate errors today. Here is how to fix it.

A Guide to Using Finch - Terminal-Based Chat Client

Finch is a TUI (text user interface) IM client for Linux which uses libpurple, the same library on which the GNOME IM client Pidgin is based on.

Use Twitter Like An IM Protocol With Prpltwtr [Pidgin, Empathy - Includes Saved Searches, More!]

Prpltwtr is a Pidgin (or Empathy) plugin which makes Twitter feel a lot like an IM: you can see yo

Script To Focus The Pidgin / Empathy Conversation Window Using A Shortcut Key

I was reading an article on about xdotool when I realized I can use this to create a script to focus (activate) the Pidgin conversation window using a shortcut key - something I have been searching for a long time.

Pidgin Plugin That Enables Invisible Status For GTalk

If you are using Pidgin and set your status to "Invisible", you aren't actually invisible in GTalk (Google Talk). But thanks to Fahhem's plugin, you can finally set your status to invisible in Gtalk.

Elementary Icon Theme For Pidgin

A few days ago, some awesome Empathy Elementary icons were released on Gnome-Look, but since I'm not a fan of Empathy, I haven't posted anything related to them. After receiving a lot of requests, the author released Elementary icons for Pidgin, so Pidgin fans are finally happy (like me =) ):

Use Adium Themes In Pidgin [Ubuntu Karmic Koala]

adium message style pidgin


Install Pidgin SVN + Plus! In Ubuntu

Today, a new Launchpad PPA repository was launched which allows Ubuntu users to install Pidgin SVN with support for colored nicknames and several plug-ins.

How-To: Install Pidgin 2.6.1 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty from a Launchpad PPA

Pidgin 2.6.0 was made available a few days ago, on August 19, 2009, and today Pidgin 2.6.1 was released as a bug fix version to the new stable 2.6 series. Among the features and improvements which come with 2.6.0 are:

Pidgin 2.6.0 Adds Voice and Video (Download Ubuntu .deb)

This release includes major changes and improvements:

Voice and Video support - Thanks to Mike Ruprecht and his Summer of Code project from 2008, libpurple now has a voice and video framework that can be used to add these features to our protocol plugins.

Pidgin 2.5.6 Yahoo Fix

Pidgin appears to have stopped working with Yahoo starting about 2 days ago, but there's a quick way to fix this...

Pidgin-Webkit Plugin: Adium Conversation Styles for Pidgin


How to Add Twitter in Pidgin (Windows/Linux)

microblog-purple is a plugin for Pidgin that works both on Windows and Linux, that supports Twitter, Identica, and Laconica-base server through the conversation windows.

Download Pidgin 2.5.4 for Ubuntu (deb package) - MSN fix also

Since yesterday, MSN hasn’t been working on Pidgin anymore because of some changes made by Microsuck. [...]

Download Pidgin 2.5.2 for Ubuntu (deb package)

Even though the new version of Pidgin (2.5.2) does not appear on, it seems it was released, as you can see here.

version 2.5.2 (10/19/2008):

Download Pidgin 2.5.1 for Ubuntu (deb package)

Pidgin is a multi-protocol Instant Messaging client that allows you to use all of your IM accounts at once.

10 useful Plugins To Spice Up Your Pidgin

Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging client that allows you to connect to several IM networks at one time. Most Linux users will be familiar with Pidgin, as it is the default IM client in most distribution.

Get Pidgin 2.5 for Ubuntu Hardy

Last Monday the developers of Pidgin, the open source multi-platform instant message client formerly known as Gaim) release version 2.5.0 for Windows, Linux and Unix. The changelog should have something for just about everyone.

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