Gfire is an advanced open-source Xfire plugin for the popular Pidgin Instant Messenger client. It allows users to connect to the Xfire Gaming network and chat to your friends. Gfire currently allows you to chat with your friends, add and remove friends, view Xfire profile and join your friend’s game, group chat, clan support and file transfer. image source Gfire is mainly for Linux users to be able to connect to the Xfire network (since there isn’t a native Linux client), but Windows users can use the Plugin as well.
Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log into accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX operating systems, and it’s compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!