Due to previous legal issues with AOL regarding naming conventions, Gaim version 2.0 remained frozen in beta stages. After a legal consensus was reached between AOL and the Pidgin developers, on Fri, May 4, 2007 – 07:04 pm the developer of Gaim announced Pidgin as a new name for Gaim. In addition to the new name, this release features extraordinary enhancements to features and functionality over the previous release. You can get it from the download page.
What is Pidgin?
Pidgin is an instant messaging program for Windows, Linux, BSD, and other Unixes. Looking for Pidgin for OS X? Try Adium! You can talk to your friends using AIM, ICQ, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, and Zephyr. (more…)