"We live in a cross-platform world. People work in front of
their Windows PCs all day long, then go home to their Mac. Or they
code at their Linux terminal then unwind with games on their
Windows box. Unfortunately, for as many cross-platform people as
there are, it doesn't always seem like there's a lot of software
built to follow them from machine to machine. Much of the time,
even when a piece of software is available for several operating
systems, it doesn't ever work quite the same. Configuration options
are different, keystrokes behave differently, and nothing looks
"One exception is Pidgin, the Linux- and Windows-compatible,
multi-network IM client built on libpurple, the open source library
that started life as 'gAIM,' an AIM client for Linux users..."
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