If you like to IM and you hate having to log in to each service individually, or you dont like having so many different programs running at the same time. Trillian is a 3rd party IM client that allows you to log into AIM, ICQ, IRC, MSN, and YAHOO Messenger, at the SAME time. It logs you into each service useing one program. The interface is the same for each client you are useing. I reccomend Trillian as an alternative to haveing to keep up with all your IM clients at the same time.