KDE Instant Messaging
This article by Jes Hall originally appeared in TUX Magazine, Issue 10.
There are an assortment of programs for Linux that do various types of Instant Messaging. Gaim seemed to have the head start is the "do everything" category and has been my tool of choice for using a secure Jabber server. If, however, you want to stick to KDE applications, Kopete is the "approved" answer.
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