I have many friends having accounts on Yahoo, MSN, GMail and some of them have accounts only at Facebook. To chat with all of them at once, I am in search of a nice, free, light-weight, powerful and easy IM client. I found articles regarding Pidgin, Digsby and Trillian Astra at MakeUseOf and I am now trying to choose one best.
I need advice on which client I should choose? Which one connects to most services? Which is most light on PC resources and which is most reliable? I am also hesitant to hand over my passwords to such a third-party software, is that safe?