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Old 08-05-2006, 08:41 AM   #1
RDB06
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Question Can you get iTunes and MSN for Linux 9.3 and i think it might be redhat as well,:-?


Hi i am new to the whole Linux thing only just got my internet working 10mins ago and cant find any think on MSN for linux to download and im not sure a bout iTunes, and if you could also point me in the right direction that would be a great help as well. I have got a Linux os 9.3, and where ever i see it, it always has redhat next to it, on on the CD's, box,manual, online help, and on the computer, so if you could also help me on that as well that would be greatly appreciated!!!
And just Thanks very much!!!
 
Old 08-05-2006, 09:15 AM   #2
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1. You don't seem to specify the exact distribution. Redhat ...:-? Linux 9.3 ....it causes ambiguity. It should be either Redhat Linux 9.0 or something else.

2. Assuming you have Redhat Linux 9.0(RH9), I can suggest the following two applications
a. MSN Messenger - RH9 equivalent - GAIM
http://gaim.sourceforge.net

b. iTunes - RH9 equivalent - amaRoK - http://amarok.kde.org/
(compatibility :-?)
 
Old 08-05-2006, 09:22 AM   #3
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You could try running the Windows versions of these things with Wine, but that should be a last resort and it's always better to get a native Linux application instead.

For MSN: aMSN, Gaim, Kopete, and a bunch of others are good Linux IM clients which connect to MSN.

For iTunes: Amarok is great. I like it better than iTunes, it does everything iTunes does including interface with your iPod. You can use Google to find more information on these things.

You can get lots of ideas for Linux software by Googling "linux software equivalents". Here are a couple:
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...ndows_software
http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html
 
Old 08-05-2006, 09:23 AM   #4
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There wasn't a Red Hat 9.3 :/. The last version was 9 and that was succeeded by Fedora Core. There are other clients besides Gaim that you can use, just so you know: aMSN, Mercury, Kopete (and perhaps others, but I've not heard of any).

If you're using Red Hat 9, you may want to consider a newer distro. Red Hat 9 is very old and unsupported now.
 
Old 08-05-2006, 11:26 AM   #5
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Question :confused: :confused:Um Still confused still need hellp plz!!!!:confused: :confused:

Thanks for getting back to me on them, on my CD's witch came with the Computer, it says "linux 9.3"
and i throght it was a redhat, but on /gaim.sourceforge/ i am very confused, i have gone to the offical home page but after i have downloaded it, i opened it but it came up in binary, and it says if i save it it will cause a system Malfunction. And also that Amarok soft ware look's and sounds very good but i still dont understand it, really sorry but could you tell me in step by step or explain it to me like i have never heard of it.{even throgh i havent} I am really not sure and would really like some more help, thanks but i will have another go at it and so on but thanks you for your help so far and hope it carry's on?
Thanks again
RDB06
 
Old 08-05-2006, 02:19 PM   #6
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Maybe you'll have to find out which distribution it is, or get a more recent distribution so that people can help you. The way you install software differs depending on which one you use, and so it would be much easier for people to help you out if you can provide this information.
 
Old 08-05-2006, 02:25 PM   #7
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Yeah, I'd recommend downloading and burning a new distro. Most of those magazine disks contain some old version of a distro.

Check out Ubuntu or SimplyMepis. While both are pretty newbie friendly and come on a single CDROM, I think SimplyMepis is a bit more newbie friendly and is pretty complete out of the box.
 
Old 08-05-2006, 03:28 PM   #8
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I think SUSE had a version 9.3, but I don't know for sure.
 
  


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