Posted by: Anonymous
on February 27, 2008 09:18 AM
Although it's not open source, Skype works with text, video and voice just perfectly. There is an open source variants (I think Wengo phone is one) that just don't seem to work. aMSN is great for video if so low to boot.
The poster three posts above is overly pessimistic. Linux will definitely get there and the available messengers works just fine for general text exchanges.