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Old 05-25-2005, 07:19 AM   #1
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Exclamation linux msn messenger


im looking for an messenger which is good as windowz msn messenger to run in linux... can anyone help me...

thanks
 
Old 05-25-2005, 07:29 AM   #2
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Amsn is pretty close...

http://amsn.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 05-25-2005, 11:18 AM   #3
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I second that, amsn is even better than msn messenger on some counts. File transfer is buggy at times, but it works most of the times.
If you want to manage multiple accounts like yahoo messenger account, aol, msn etc., all from one window, kopete is the tool for you.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 12:56 PM   #4
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Gaim is also quite good. Multiple protocol too.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 06:27 PM   #5
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i find mercury-messenger of the gods to be the best
it also has video confrencing which is nice.

www.mercury.to
 
Old 05-25-2005, 06:59 PM   #6
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if you use gaim and want the msn feel, you should install guifications, which gives toaster pop-ups on the corner of your screen

http://guifications.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 05-25-2005, 11:00 PM   #7
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I also use gaim as my main and only instant messaging client.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 12:39 PM   #8
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Cool

Look man.., if you wanna any program on the linux platform then I guess http://freshmeat.net/ is suitable for you..
Just type msn messenger and you'll find a lot of projects....

Last edited by Darwish; 06-03-2005 at 12:42 PM.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 01:00 PM   #9
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So many choices and no perfect answer!

Linux offers so many great choices. Try installing a few of those recommended above and see which works best for you.

Regards,

Mark
 
Old 06-03-2005, 01:34 PM   #10
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+1 for AMSN.
Kopete wouldn't log me into MSN. Don't know why, but don't really care, as amsn is brilliant.
 
Old 06-03-2005, 02:15 PM   #11
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There has been a change in certain msn messenger protocols. There has since been a newer ´fixed´ version of kopete released.
 
  


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