Hello. Just like to let you all know that I failed trying to compile/install LICQ. I think I'm pretty dumb now. I just can't get the damned QT thing to work.
I just installed lwm last night and I must say, it's great! There is nothing clobbering your screen, it's very small, and doesn't take up much of your RAM at all. If you have a lower-end machine (like mine) you should get this and try it out.