I have an Acer Aspire One netbook with the default Linpus Lite OS. It only supports video chat using Pidgin with MSN accounts. All of my contacts have Skype or Google accounts set up, but not MSN. Is it possible to video chat with Skype or Google contacts? I would be willing to install a different OS in order to achieve this.
Skype for Linux has built-in support for video chat to other Skype users. I do not think you can import your Google or MSN contacts, so you would just have to use the Contact search in Skype to add them.
Skype is also on Windows, along with Google Talk (which supports video chat), so they are always possibilities.