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hey guys,i wanna set up an msn account on gaim,but the drop down only has 2 protocols i.e TOC,AIM/ICQ.was wondering if i have to download some plugin to get msn protocol.if so where about do i find it.thnx for any reply posted in this regard
If you cannot see them right away (the protocols) you may need to load them. That means you probably are using an older version (0.59 or older, usually shipped with Mandrake 9.0/9.1). From Gaim faq:
Q - How do I use MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, IRC, Gadu-Gadu(GG), Napster, or Zephyr?
A - In Gaim 0.60 and higher, use the Account Editor (Tools->Accounts, or the Accounts button on the start screen) to add the account. The appropriate protocol plugin is loaded automatically.
In Gaim 0.59 and lower, you must first load the protocol plugin for the protocol that you want to use. These plugins come with Gaim, so just go to the Plugins dialog (Tools->Plugins, or the Plugins button on the start screen). The list of plugins on this screen is a listing of plugins you have already loaded and does not included unloaded but available plugins. To load a new plugin, click "Load." The protocol plugins are named libprotocol.so, so MSN for instance is provided by libmsn.so, and Gadu-Gadu is provided by libgg.so. Now you can use the Account Editor to add an account with the desired protocol.
Well, I can connect to MSN using gaim (I'm using Gaim 0.70). But about the quote:
2. Now conecting to MSN using third party IM tools is a crime and u could me jailed for doing that(Thats what micro$soft has told)
That's pretty new for me . If true, just show how scare MS is of other OS and third party programs, since in the last years, Linux grew immensely and so did Apple... Cowards, that's all they are.
Do you have any link about it jayakrishnan?
i read it in an onile new website couple of weeks back so cant remeber the website but thats what one of the spokepersons of micro$oft said( use the word jailed)
talked abt some DCM ( digital copiright management)
That is not true at all, read the page about it on Gaim homepage if you wish. All MS have said is that from now on they will require licences for the creators of the software to connect to the network. There was certainly no mention of users going to jail.
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That's crappy....stupid M$ B.S.
M$N is going to shit honestly...They are going to make people using M$N chat pay now (MSN Chat was the ONLY MSN thing I liked) and now they are taken away their protcol too? I'm sorry but Microsoft has started to take this WAY too far now. I mean I thought they were bad enough a few years ago. Thank God for other software companies otherwise owning and opperating a computer would cost lots and lots of $$$.
Nah, they are just keeping the Win philosophy: "Nothing for Windows is free, if it is let's put a lot of ads/spywares" . MSN Messenger has been free for too long. Anyway, I don't think I have ever used MSN Messenger (yeah, once, when I've tried WinXP, but you have to, because it's hooked to the system (what dumb) unless you hack it out. On Windows, I liked Trillian the most... if I actually liked anything on Windows...
never tried 2003, still using 2000 (yes, i'm on dual boot, sorry...) and i don't think i will...
i have 98se - long ago i decided there's no way i'm putting that xp thing on my computer - i can't stand that os!!!every other day i have to fix something on my friends laptop (on xp...) - last week he decided to 'update windows' and had to download ~100MB of SECURITY PATCHES!!!! and the MSblast virus - it attacked all xp computers i know - while my 98se remained 'healthy' ..
p.s. there's no "system tools" either - you can't (or at least i haven't found) enable/disable all the startup apps crap (i managed somehow to kill MSN, though)!!! next win will be on a chip you'll have to install in your head - so bill could know exactly where you are all the time