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Old 02-17-2004, 07:36 PM   #1
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msn on mandrake 9.2


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.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 07:46 PM   #2
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i use kopete , it supports msn , icq , yahoo , jabber ,..... : http://kopete.kde.org/
there is also gaim : http://gaim.sourceforge.net/
amsn : http://amsn.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 02-17-2004, 07:47 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 10:38 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 10:49 PM   #5
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how do u define a specific folder to install during installation?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:29 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 12:04 AM   #7
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if you are in fact referring to specifiying where to install msn, then use -C when extracting it ... for example ..
tar -zxvf amsn-0.83.tar.gz -C /folder/to/extract/to
 
Old 03-17-2004, 09:03 PM   #8
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I like dMSN, which runs on JVM (however, it is a little slower), but it can run on almost any OS
www.dmsn.nl
 
  


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