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Old 12-10-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
Ashhere
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Yahoo messenger in ubuntu


Hi,

Sorry but I am a bit(not a bit, in fact...!!!) inexperienced. Just trying to know more.

I tried installing yahoo messenger in ubuntu. The downloading part is fine but the saved file cannot be opened. Actualy, I am being asked to choose the application program to run the exe file but i wonder what I shall select. I tried selecting my browser(sorry if it sounds awkward!!) but it just opens up an untitled page. I am confused about it. Can u help me please?
 
Old 12-10-2008, 02:11 PM   #2
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A exe file is a windows executable, it will not run in linux, unless you install wine.
You can install pidgin in linux.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 02:19 PM   #3
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Pidgin is already installed with Ubuntu. Just go to applications-internet-pigdin and answer the set up questions.
 
Old 12-10-2008, 02:35 PM   #4
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Hi,

Sorry but I am a bit(not a bit, in fact...!!!) inexperienced. Just trying to know more.

I tried installing yahoo messenger in ubuntu. The downloading part is fine but the saved file cannot be opened. Actualy, I am being asked to choose the application program to run the exe file but i wonder what I shall select. I tried selecting my browser(sorry if it sounds awkward!!) but it just opens up an untitled page. I am confused about it. Can u help me please?
Stick w/ native Linux apps for the time being, then you can get into learning Wine, etc.. as said, Pidgin will run your Yahoo IM account just fine.. I don't know if you're familiar with Trillian for Windows, but think of Pidgin as Trillian on steroids.

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