Hope you have tried out Pigin 2.7.9 which was released last December. For guys who don’t know Pidgin, it is a multi account Instant Messenger. It supports ICQ, IRC, MSN, Gtalk, SILC, Jabber, AOL and many other. The new version Pidgin 2.7.10 comes out with several security related bug fixes.
To install Pidgin 2.7.10 in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick or 10.04 Lucid, open Teminal and type :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/pidgin
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pidgin