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Hey, im a total n00b to linux, i jes randomly decided i was sick of windows and installed red hat 7.3 today(what can i say, im spontanious)
anyways, on to the question, i downloaded a new gaim installer after desovering the only way to talk on msn that came with linux was an old version of gaim that reallly sucked...
its a tar.gz file(the new gaim i downloaded) and i have no idea what to do with it, i looked a bit on google and found that i can do stuff to it with gzip and now its a 4x the size plain old tar file after a bit of fiddleing etc... but i dont think its any closer to being installed... if anyone knows of a guide for a total linux n00b on how to install stuff (paticularly gaim) on linux or knows how i would go about installing gaim could you plz let me know.
thanks for even taking the time to read this oh and dont forget to tell me how to install gaim.. i might even thank you again
well, gaim isnt the only one for msn out there.
i kinda prefer 'amsn', which is exactly like msn - most ppl wont make out a diff untill they see the penguin instead of the butterfly.
gaim is ok if u want to have all the messengers using one program. since i only use msn and yahoo - i sometimes prefer having both separate.
plus, amsn has a nifty 'login as invisible' , which, i find very, very useful
it should be. i havent used 7.3, only 8.
8 had this menu option under 'system tools", or was it "system settings".
was called "packages". it was basically the same interface to select packages during firs-install.
i cant believe gcc wasnt installed, unless u told it not to. but again, i havent used 7.3