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You may have made your hands dirty with Empathy, Pidgin, Kopete blah blah blah, but finally you can buy the soap from google and get rid of the trouble.
Yes, now video chat is available on Linux. Lack of a video chat application was the only disadvantage Linux was having over Windows or Mac OS X in spite of being superior in all other ways (zero virus attack: in fact you can try to play with Chernobyl virus and try to execute it).
So guys, now nothing will stop you from switching to Linux. When you are working on your Linux PC, from any browser (e.g. Firefox or Chrome), search for Gmail chat. There you will get a plugin. Follow the instructions and you are ready to go.
I will come up with a lot of posts in the next few months to make Linux simple for you.
Till then, cheers...