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Old 06-26-2003, 08:15 PM   #1
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instant messenger


Does anyone know a program such as AIM that lets you talk to your friends for linux?
 
Old 06-26-2003, 08:19 PM   #2
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GAIM
 
Old 06-26-2003, 08:20 PM   #3
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Well gaim is prolly the choice for the majority because it handles all the protocols such as MSN, AOL, and I don't even remember what else. I like to use Kmess or AMSN, but that is just cuz the only protocol I use is the msn one. It is a matter of preference, if you use msn then I would say AMSN is really nice and so is Kmess (for KDE).

Link for AMSN http://amsn.sourceforge.net/
Link for Kmess http://kmess.sourceforge.net

gaim is prolly already installed on the system but the new version is a lot nicer...
 
Old 06-26-2003, 08:23 PM   #4
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Old 06-26-2003, 08:31 PM   #5
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GAIM sucks...NO file transfer... ANd I do not know of any IM on Linux
that supports Sound or Video....................dratssssssssssssssssssss

Hope that helps...
 
Old 06-26-2003, 08:39 PM   #6
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file transfer, what do you need that for? Just email the file. Gaim is good though.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 09:03 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the suggestions, I went back to aim.com and this time I found that they do support linux. I installed it and it works great. Thanks!

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Old 06-27-2003, 03:12 AM   #8
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Kopete!

It kinda cute and inegrates well with Kde.... assuming you use Kde
 
Old 06-27-2003, 04:05 AM   #9
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If they had trillian fully linux-ready that'd be my choice, but until that day I think I'll stick with gaim
 
Old 06-27-2003, 09:31 AM   #10
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Gaim does support file transfer. It also looks nice, and will properly integrate with your desktop, so I'd recommend it over the "official" client (nobody uses it).
 
Old 06-27-2003, 10:00 AM   #11
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indeed. gaim has file transfer. and trillian can be run with wine.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 01:47 PM   #12
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Does anyone know if yahoo has something for Linux?
MSN and AOL are working great for me!
Thanks guys!
 
Old 06-27-2003, 01:54 PM   #13
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One other question - how would I create a desktop short-cut for the executable file for the msn messenger, using gnome...
I would like to click on an icon, which executes the .amsn file.
(kinda like windows - I know lol)
 
Old 07-30-2004, 03:40 PM   #14
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i cant get trillian to run right under wine. i installed with crossover office, but i have some issues. for example the handles on the windows dont exist...its pretty laggy....and i cant veiw my buddy list...howd u guys get around it?
 
Old 07-30-2004, 08:22 PM   #15
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I'd go for Kopete. You can have pretty much any account, and it's pretty flexible with a whole bunch of things. If you're using KDE, it's the one to go for. If not, GAIM should keep you happy, generally. You'll want to get a newer version since the older ones don't support Yahoo accounts properly, for various reasons.
 
  


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