Apparently my problem was Wine. I’ve installed it in my XP Pro virtual machine, and it’s working great. The concept is pretty good. Some parts need work, like CPU and memory usage, but it looks good. The best part is that you can reply to messages int he popups. This enables you to carry on a conversation without switching windows. It needs some work regarding actually using the popups instead of message windows, but it is okay. The huge amount of supported clients is neat. Social networking is included, a possible plus for those of you who are addicted to Facbook and Myspace, the two supported.
I can easily recommend Digsby for anyone not overly concerned with memory and CPU usage (it’s not really a big deal on my one-core, 512mb ram VM). It is great for those who like everything involving communication online in one place.
Other good news is that they are planning on Linux and Mac versions, so everyone can have some Digsby. I’m on the list… Of course, that means little. My favorite Windows program, Launchy, has been saying that for ages. Nothing yet, not even an alpha.
Digsby is a useful program that many people will find extremely useful. The beta email is fairly quick, so you can get an account without too much trouble.