Multi-Protocol and Multi-Platform IM client. Allows you to be logged into the following IM services:
Is tab based, so you have all your conversations in one window, and can easily switch between them by ctrl+tab or simply clicking the tab.
Supports plugin's which can easily be installed and downloaded from sourceforge. Has many more features designed to make IM'ing much faster and
more simple to do.
I got gaim on slackware, i like to know when people close the convo window and who doesn't have me on their convo list, it makes my business operate better.
Linux's nature is very stable, reliable and secure and opensource, so its easily configurable to suite the needs of the user/organiSation.
Due to these natures linux is best for productive, technical, work.
Linux is not meant for the "average Joe" that just wants to check his hotmail or someone that wants to see his friends over msn webcam.
However, because of the nature of most (all) linux distros developers have made many different kinds of apps and games available to linux.
A technical user that understands linux can do the same things you can do on windows (even run windows apps with wine
People that don't understand linux, and have negative comments usually refer to linux distros as versions. They are used to microsoft windows having good and bad versions. Whilst linux is an os kernel developed by people in their free time and not a huge company that decides to release their software for free, with different sites for each version and lots of http and ftp downloads on .edu servers.
I COULDN'T INSTALL LINUX. WTF IS A KERNEL IMAGE, BARRE.I !??!?.
HMMMMM...I'M GOING TO FORUMS AND URBANDICTIONARY AND USE CAPITAL LETTERS AND SWEAR WORDS TO TELL EVERYONE HOW STUPID THE LINUX COMPANY IS.
A highly graphical and CPU intensive game, often used by hardware benchmarkers to give an idea of how the hardware performs.
I just spent $3000 (no joke) on building my new pc to play doom 3.