I run Linux on my desktop and my wife runs WinXP. We have been using skype chat to communicate between the office and house. I work in my office in a separate building from the house.
Skype has been acting flaky--plus I don't like the company for a variety of reasons.
I would like to set up a simple in-house chat system and would appreciate any suggestions.
1. Must be able to chat using Linux or MS.
2. Must be easy to set up.
3. Would prefer to not leave the local LAN, as in proprietary servers.