pidgin, no, i don't like it so much, but...
Pidgin, ok it works, but it's memory consumption bothers me and I just need jabber, but i cannot find a pure-jabber, lightweight IM-client with otr support.
i am not pleased with mcabber, so there is no alternative to pidgin ... bad luck
screen - you can only love it!
This is one of the most useful tools ever. How can anybody rate it less than 10???
i like to combine it with dvtm, a console wm.