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is there a msn on linux? if so where can i get it and what is it called? i thought i heard once someone say there are many clients for msn on linux? i am not sure though, anyone gimme some suggestions on the best one? thank you.
Distribution: Mandrake 10.1 Community on athlon XP2000+
there are various ones out there (am currently trying to find one that works though!) gonna try Gaim (http://gaim.sourceforge.net/about.php) thugh if your using KDE there is Kopete, which works... of a fashion. ill let you know how i get on with gaim tomorrow.
I've had the best luck with amsn. Get the .tar.gz file. Its the easiest way to get the latest binary. Install it to /home/whoeveryouare and execute by entering the directory where it resindes a typing amsn. It'll bring you back to the days of msn ~3.5 as the interface (you know, before they screwed it up and took 1/2 your screen with that gawdawful wide box that wasn't resizable). You can always create a shortcut to it (he includes icons) if you want. If development is ever resumed on kmerlin, you might like it.
Actually, amsn creates its own "msn". So, if you are the only user on the machine, you can install to your /home directory (I did, and am about to again, as I see it told me there is a new update). I created a KDE shortcut on my desktop and I launch it from there usually. Easy. I used the icon from the icon folder and put in the path to the executable. Took about 1 minute.
So, with my setup, I have it in ~/msn/ To execute, I can use the run box or from a shell ~/msn/amsn and it fires up. Or, I click on the icon. Time to get 0.90.