Ok, I'm not sure if this is a good forum for this topic or not, but from what I understand, Gaim is Pidgin, so maybe I'm in luck.

We have a Mac / Windows network here. Originally it was just Macs with OSX server and everyone used iChat for internal messaging. Now, we've added an Exchange server and some Windows XP clients. The problem is finding a good messenger. I've installed Bonjour and Pidgin on Windows PCs which allows me to see users in the Mac world and communicate with them. However, after about 5-10 minutes, Mac users suddenly can't see Windows users. The Windows users are forced to log out, and then back in. This momentarily re-enables communications.

Is there anything that is recommended for Mac/PC chat, that holds a steady connection?

Thanks! And if this isn't a good forum for that type of question, can anyone refer me to one? Thanks!