Linux In earlier ubuntu version 10.04, if you want to facebook chat then you need to install facebook chat for pidgin plugin. But ubuntu 10.10 [ Maverick Meerkat] is providing a very simple, interesting and useful appliaction- Empahty internet Messaging.
With Empathy you can chat with people who use Google talk, Facebook , Windows live, Myspace, Yahoo And many other chat programs. You can also have video and audio chat.
To use this facility follow these steps :
Go to leftmost in top panel and open Application >> Internert >> Empahty Inernet Messaging.
Now select chat account you have.
login username and password and forward.
A new chat window will open to chat, and a notification icon show in top panel.
Now chats with your friends with your choice chatbox – Facebook, google talk etc….
Hope this will helpful for you for any query or help post comments.