Installing Java's Runtime Environment is difficult for me. Even with Automatix, I just couldn't figure out how to make it run applications like Chikka. Fortunately, Chikka has a new offering called X-Messenger. It's a web application where you could send SMS messages to the Philippines/UK from any browser for free. Thus, it gave me another reason to remove my Dual Booted Windows XP.
On the top of the interface are icons for the familiar Y! of Yahoo, the butterfly for MSN, Jabber (Google Talk) and others. It also gives you the opportunity to use this slick interface for these protocols. Now, you won't need to chat to your Yahoo IM budies using a desktop application. Do it all on the browser.