Gaim is a GTK2-based multi-platform instant messaging client program that supports many commonly used instant messaging systems including:
Previously referred to as "GAIM" (all capitals), it is now better known as either "Gaim", or "gaim". Its name is not to be considered an acronym to clairify that it does not have any affiliation with AOL
. The term "instant messenger" and the acronym "AIM" are Service Marks of AOL Time Warner
, so Gaim is not allowed to use them. Gaim is Free Software
available under the GNU GPL
Gaim was originally written for unix-like operating systems, but is now also available for Windows.
See also: Trillian, Miranda IM, Kopete, Milkbone