On Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:54:49 -0500, Dennis Wicks wrote: > Greetings; > > I am being dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century! My > kids and grandkids and wife are demanding that I get messaging. > > I don't want to get one for every network or vendor out there and > happened to run across Pidgin, which seems to handle a lot of protocols. > > Does anyone have any preferences as what they think I should look at > also? Pidgin works well. Go for it.