Looks like I might need to descend into the murky world of IM to conveniently keep in touch with some soon-to-be-ex colleagues. I think most of them use MSN messenger. Does anybody have suggestions for clients? Gaim? Just use the MS one? Trillian seems to have some good press, or AIUI one can set up Jabber to talk to MSN through some sort of gateway, but I know little about that.
Feh... why can't people just use ytalk? </luddite>