There is little change from iChat 4 to iChat 5 that comes with Snow Leopard that if you have Updated your Intel Mac computer to Snow Leopard then iChat will be easy for you.
If, on the other hand you have never used iChat before this page and the ones it links to are the places to Start.
They work in order as you need a Screen Name first before setting up iChat. Then obviously comes adding Buddies possibly Ordering the List and then Starting a Text Chat and so. as you can see from the markings some have drop downs to sections within a page.
Just to recap what you need before you start the Menu.
© Ralph Johns June 2010
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This site is about iChat from Version 1 through to iChat 5.x
It has a mixture of basic info and problem solving help.