The Right Tool: Giam, an open source multi-protocol IM client

Right Tool - Giam, an IM client

One of the first things you will notice about Gaim is that you have a large number of options during the install. You will have the option of selecting which theme you will like. If you don't like the theme you can always change it later. The default theme for Windows installs is the Wimp Theme. This theme gives a standard Windows feel to Gaim, and is a good basic choice.

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