Related link: http://www.jabber.org/software/clients.shtml
As many of you know, GoogleTalk is built upon the XMPP/Jabber communication protocol, an IETF-backed standards-based way to communicate via the web, mainly via Instant Messaging, but in other ways as well. If, like many, you love the idea of GoogleTalk but hate the interface, try out one of these clients listed on the jabber.org website.
Having trouble getting set-up and connected? This entry from Uche Ogbuji should help take care of the problem.
GoogleTalk: Hit or Miss and why…