As stated above. I need something similar to Google talk and it should be more stable than empathy. I dont like Pidgin, for it's interface makes it difficult to set statuses more often... Please let me have the entire list of IM clients that run on Ubuntu.
Google Talk uses the XMPP (Jabber) standardized protocol; the following is a complete list of the IM clients in the Ubuntu repositories which should support Google Talk.
Please note that some of these are command-line (console) clients; I have highlighted the ones I know are graphical (or GUI) in bold:
ayttm - Universal instant messaging client barnowl - A curses-based tty Jabber, IRC, AIM and Zephyr client centerim - A text-mode multi-protocol instant messenger client ekg2 - instant messenger and IRC client for UNIX systems finch - text-based multi-protocol instant messaging client freetalk - console based Jabber client gajim - Jabber client written in PyGTK jwchat - a full featured, web-based Jabber chat client kadu - Gadu-Gadu/XMPP client for X11 kopete - instant messaging and chat application licq - multi-protocol instant messaging client (base files) licq-plugin-jabber - Jabber plug-in for Licq mcabber - small Jabber (XMPP) console client pidgin - graphical multi-protocol instant messaging client for X psi - Jabber client using Qt psi-plus - Qt-based jabber client (basic version) qutim - multi-protocol instant messenger sendxmpp - commandline XMPP (jabber) utility tkabber - GUI client for XMPP (Jabber) instant messaging protocol
Well those 2 are the best, but there are others like Goober Instant Messenger.
KOPETE is quite good to, not sure if it suports gtalk to be honest.