Pidgin 2.0.0 (formerly gaim) Instant Messenger finally released

After a long wait — Pidgin 2.0.0 (formerly Gaim) was finally released on May 4, 2007. The latest (and the first) release of Pidgin spotted an all new purplish artwork which is radically different from Gaim default look.

The Pidgin project website also receive a similar face lift, which feature the new Finch mascot-logo. This mark the departure from its previous image which has to be rebranded due to legal issues surrounding the Gaim name.


For the uninitiated, Pidgin is a multi-platform instant messenger client (mostly popular in Ubuntu distro as the default IM application) which supports a number of IM protocol including yahoo, msn, aim, jabber, google talk, iChat and IRC.

The multi-protocol Pidgin 2.0.0 IM can be downloaded from it’s official website

Update : Ubuntu (Feisty Fawn) Pidgin binary package is now available on GetDeb

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6 Replies to “Pidgin 2.0.0 (formerly gaim) Instant Messenger finally released”

  1. 7.04 shipped with gaim 2.0.0 beta, you have to wait for 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) for that or you can always compile pidgin from the source.

    Use adium if you’re on Mac OS X, because it is based on the same library as gaim/pidgin (libgaim/libpurple)

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