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Old 05-30-2006, 11:10 AM   #1
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whats the best linux for me ? (I need yahoo messenger)


hey guys I have had ubuntu for 2 monhts... and I have become pretty fimillar with linux , now I want to switch to a better linux maybe more prefossional.

my ubuntu, doenst support Yahoo Messenger, (I dont need Gaim , I need YM with voice , webcam public chat room support)


in my switching to another distro I just need the linux to support Yahoo messegner (even though by wine or other emulaters-i tried to install YM by wine on ubuntu... it didnt work -)

so whats your suggestion ?
 
Old 05-30-2006, 11:17 AM   #2
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I don't think the distro has anything to do with it. You could try Fedora.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 11:28 AM   #3
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I dont need Gaim , I need YM with voice , webcam public chat room support
If you need that stuff, you should probably stick with Windows.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 11:47 AM   #4
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You could try installing Qemu and running Yahoo's Pager from within it. Or try running the Pager directly via Wine.

But there's no Linux app. I know of that does Yahoo voice & webcam support. Gaim does public chat rooms tho...
 
Old 05-30-2006, 03:25 PM   #5
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I have never had any luck trying to run Yahoo messenger from WINE.

Your best bet if you need all the feature of the windows Ymessenger is to stick with windows.

That said you might want to try using Skype or ekiga

Ekiga ~ Free your speech.
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Ekiga (formely known as GnomeMeeting) is an open source VoIP and video conferencing application for GNOME. Ekiga uses both the H.323 and SIP protocols. It supports many audio and video codecs, and is interoperable with other SIP compliant software and also with Microsoft NetMeeting
 
Old 05-30-2006, 05:52 PM   #6
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Here's how to install Yahoo Messenger on Ubuntu or Debian.
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so whats your suggestion ?
Mmmmh, I'm not sure. Maybe, to become more
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prefossional
or, just less pretentious...?

Thanks
 
Old 05-30-2006, 06:40 PM   #7
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Here's how to install Yahoo Messenger on Ubuntu or Debian.

Mmmmh, I'm not sure. Maybe, to become more

or, just less pretentious...?

Thanks
The Linux version of the Official Yahoo messenger client is very crippled. It does not have voice/chat/video cam options.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 06:50 PM   #8
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The Linux version of the Official Yahoo messenger client is very crippled. It does not have voice/chat/video cam options.
They probably want you to use the Windows version because it's easier to "hijack the OS for ad popups" h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h "give you more exciting features".
 
Old 05-30-2006, 08:17 PM   #9
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Ekiga is great, Linux skype is absolute crap, they barely support the linux version, it uses the old OSS driver system, has a nice bug where it loses it's hold on /dev/dsp and thats it, cant chat anymore, think this bug is into the 4th release now?

That being said, i have lots of trouble using Ekiga to talk to windows users via sip
 
Old 05-30-2006, 11:31 PM   #10
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I wonder what doenst let linux to have Yahoo Messenger running?
 
Old 05-31-2006, 01:39 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by haertig
They probably want you to use the Windows version because it's easier to "hijack the OS for ad popups" h^h^h^h^h^h^h^h "give you more exciting features".
Like "phoning home", doing "demographic surveys", blocking "unwanted traffic"? - My, which software does not, nowadays?
 
Old 05-31-2006, 06:11 AM   #12
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I think Suse might be your way to go, they got rid of gaim in 10.0 and put in whatever it is called, I am tired, but it is more of an updated gaim/trillian mix. Yahoo messenger runs fine on it, but it is just the old style, plus suse is pretty easy to use with YAST and it has some neat eye candy. Anyways, I run AIM, Yahoo and MSN on Suse right now with no issues. Eh, if you want voice and video chat you can get a dev copy of OSX86 and throw it on your machine(hey, it is nix based kinda,hehe) and use Ichat :P
 
Old 05-31-2006, 02:18 PM   #13
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I think Suse might be your way to go, they got rid of gaim in 10.0 and put in whatever it is called, I am tired, but it is more of an updated gaim/trillian mix. Yahoo messenger runs fine on it, but it is just the old style, plus suse is pretty easy to use with YAST and it has some neat eye candy. Anyways, I run AIM, Yahoo and MSN on Suse right now with no issues. Eh, if you want voice and video chat you can get a dev copy of OSX86 and throw it on your machine(hey, it is nix based kinda,hehe) and use Ichat :P

what do you mean ... can u go to public chat rooms in yahoo and can you hear what ppl are saying ?
what program did u install on sesu ?
 
Old 05-31-2006, 02:37 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by medya
hey guys I have had ubuntu for 2 monhts... and I have become pretty fimillar with linux , now I want to switch to a better linux maybe more prefossional.

my ubuntu, doenst support Yahoo Messenger, (I dont need Gaim , I need YM with voice , webcam public chat room support)


in my switching to another distro I just need the linux to support Yahoo messegner (even though by wine or other emulaters-i tried to install YM by wine on ubuntu... it didnt work -)

so whats your suggestion ?
Would you mind explaining how Ubuntu is "unprofessional" and also i believe that OS compatability is controlled by the program not the OS. so you cant run a windows program in Linux without something like Wine or Win4Lin ect.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 04:39 PM   #15
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I just want to get ride of windows... all I need is a linux which I can have connection to my friends in linux with yahoo messenger...and I need Voice Webcam and Public chatroom as well... thats all I want..

and I think , after many searchings...no linux, can give it to me.
 
  


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