<software, communications> A text chat application that work with many different chat systems at the same time. Systems it works with include AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, IRC and Facebook. There are plug-ins to add even more systems, e.g. Skype and to add features.
Pidgin was first released in 1998. The name "Pidgin" was applied in 2007. It is available for several operating systems. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License.
The name "Pidgin" comes from the term for a simplified human language that evolves from two or more languages.
Last updated: 2012-04-15
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