One of the really great things about this particular chat client is that it supports so many different protocols up front. You don't need a separate client for Jabber and one for Yahoo! and another for MSN and . . . well, you get the idea. The second nice thing is that the GAIM team also make a Windows version of the program. For that very reason, you may want to point your friends who are running Windows over to the GAIM Web site (gaim.sourceforge.net) so they, too can cut the clutter and take advantage of this great little piece of software.