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Old 08-05-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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Pidgin


I am trying to download pidgin for my ubuntu 8.0.4 32 bit. I have no clue which pidgin to get also once i download it i am not sure how to open and install please help. If you could give step by step advice it would be appreciated
 
Old 08-05-2008, 03:17 PM   #2
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I'm 99.99% certain that pidgin, including a bunch of plugins for Pidgin, is already in the {,K,Ed,X,etc}buntu repos...

Open Synaptic and do a search.
 
Old 08-05-2008, 03:21 PM   #3
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First off, this thread should be in software issues, NOT hardware! the standard

Code:
sudo apt-get install pidgin
will install pidgin for you, you need to have administrative privileges, which you do have if it's your own PC, and installed ubuntu yourself.

after the above completes, you will find pidgin in:

Applications -> Internet -> Pidgin Instant Messenger

Hope that works for you.
 
  


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