Gaim being evicted from my workstation I went shopping. Gabber and Gabber 2 are no longer developped so that rules them out. Tkabber seems to serve the Jabber hackers well and I found it featureful and highly configurable – I keep it on my shortlist but it does not have the look and feel I am looking for. Gajim looks sweet and solidly gnomish but still a bit wet behind the ears and too simple for my taste. Finally, from my highly subjective point of view it is Psi that strikes the right balance with its good compromise between configurability and simplicity, its excellent coverage of Jabber functionnality and a look and feel to suit my taste. And as a bonus, Psi is available on both Windows and Linux with excellent consistency and Psi will soon feature Jingle. I’m sold !