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Old 01-20-2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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Linux messenger is my worst enemy, how do i download msn?


Hey guys, I hate linux messenger, its evil won't work how msn does and is slow. I've heard that you an download msn or amsn but after I have downloaded the initial file, I have no idea what to do! Can anyone simply tell me how to do it

Thanks Guys! x
 
Old 01-20-2009, 02:50 PM   #2
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aMSN - Opening your communication
http://www.amsn-project.net/

What distro are you using? Most have amsn in their repos, use your distros package management tools to install it.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 02:53 PM   #3
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aMSN - Opening your communication
http://www.amsn-project.net/

What distro are you using? Most have amsn in their repos, use your distros package management tools to install it.
I have no idea to what my distros package managements tools are:S this is all new to me!
 
Old 01-20-2009, 03:01 PM   #4
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well what distro are you using if you are using Ubuntu then you use the debian packages. Go into Synaptic and search amsn
 
Old 01-20-2009, 03:21 PM   #5
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amsn has it's own installer to so it does not matter what distro.you may have to be root. Ubuntu mandriva etc etc. Amsn Using slackware the full install has everything you need just use the amsn installer but most distros have amsn 9.7.2 in there repose. and we use gyachi for yahoo works better than the microsoft program at least that is my point of view

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Old 01-20-2009, 03:26 PM   #6
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Red face Pidgin IM

KTM what Operating System are you using. Each version of Linux has a "Flavor" such as Ubuntu. Once you provide this info we can help you further. Also, by default, you should see a program called Pidgin under Start(linux equivalent) -> Internet -> Pidgin. Or something close to that.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 02:26 AM   #7
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KTM what Operating System are you using. Each version of Linux has a "Flavor" such as Ubuntu. Once you provide this info we can help you further. Also, by default, you should see a program called Pidgin under Start(linux equivalent) -> Internet -> Pidgin. Or something close to that.
can you use your web cam with msn and yahoo with pidgin let me know I will dump both amsn and gyachi
 
Old 01-21-2009, 05:09 AM   #8
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can you use your web cam with msn and yahoo with pidgin let me know I will dump both amsn and gyachi
No.

If your webcam is supported, then you can use it w/ amsn and gyachi. This is, of course, assuming your webcam is even supported, which always seems shaky under Linux. I have one on a laptop that works, and one on another laptop, that does not.

IGF
 
Old 01-21-2009, 11:01 AM   #9
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KTM what Operating System are you using. Each version of Linux has a "Flavor" such as Ubuntu. Once you provide this info we can help you further. Also, by default, you should see a program called Pidgin under Start(linux equivalent) -> Internet -> Pidgin. Or something close to that.

I have Linux Linpus Lite?! I am a complete newbie to all of this so sorry if I am a bit slow...
 
Old 01-21-2009, 01:05 PM   #10
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hi Ktm!! welcome to Linux! out of curiosity I decided to install amsn after reading this post and I had to do a couple things to get it to work on OpenSuse:

1) downloaded the installation file (follow the instructions how to install it)
2) Downloaded the source
3) compiled the source
4) had to install tcl/tk from my repositories
5) had to install libjpeg from my repositories

and now it is working. If you need further help let me know

http://www.amsn-project.net/

good luck!


p.s I like kopete!!!
 
  


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