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Old 07-10-2002, 11:45 AM   #16
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i've found everybuddy to be frustratingly crap. no feedback, crashes, very limited. Gaim is always a more attractive alterntive. as for KMess, never heard of it, can onyl do MSN by all accounts, oh and it's KDE3... enough to put anyone off i'd have thought
 
Old 07-10-2002, 12:16 PM   #17
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i've found everybuddy to be frustratingly crap. no feedback, crashes, very limited.
Agree with that... last time I tried everybuddy, couldn't get MSN to work with it, it crashed and of course just plain sucked in my opinion. Oh well, I don't recommend it.
 
Old 07-10-2002, 12:27 PM   #18
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KMess is pretty nice. I had never seen or heard of it until today I downloaded the rpm, installed it, and it worked flawlessly. Nice interface, and it features. I will admit I won't be using everybuddy anymore. Thanks for the link.

One question does it have sound notifications, and if it does where do I enable them?
 
Old 07-10-2002, 12:46 PM   #19
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Sound in KMess

It does have sound notification available but I haven't looked into how to set it up. There is a sound "schema" on www.kde-look.org but it doesn't have instruactions and I haven't been bothered to look into it.
 
Old 07-11-2002, 09:55 AM   #20
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The sound settings for KMess are in the Kcontrol Panel, in the sounds section. Use any sound that is available on the machine.
 
Old 07-11-2002, 08:57 PM   #21
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people, i just want to say i did start this thread, thanks for your help, i found probably the best msn messenger for linux, its called AMSN, Alvaro Messenger, it has the look and feel of the windows version, even when someone logs in, you can find it at sourceforge, it should be in the most active list.....hope this helps you people who want MSN....


cheers
 
Old 07-12-2002, 05:41 AM   #22
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always a scary thing when someone on linux deliberatley tries to copy a microsoft product identically, look and feel and all.

still easily recommend GAIM anyday.
 
Old 07-12-2002, 06:20 AM   #23
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I agree. I didn't venture out to find an 'alternate OS' just so I can use my Winbloze program with a different background. Otherwise I would have just searched for a new 'theme' instead.

As a side note, but on topic...

I would suggest NOT using MSN Messenger at all, to anyone. I understand that alot of people have friends that like to chat on there, and that's cool, but do everything in your power to get them to use something else. Anything else. Just not MSN protocol type stuff. Yahoo messenger is just 1 example of another option. And, if you must chat with it (either because you have dedicated your life to SATAN, or because your grandma won't switch IM's), don't use the MSN client. Use an 'alternate' client that uses the MSN protocol like GAIM does.

I am just SUPER PISSED about the new .net crap! I can't uninstall MSN messenger off my XP install. It's an 'integral' part of the OS. Bastards! Anyway, so this is my way of hoping to enhance a boycott of MSN Messenger. Jerks.

Thanks guys for listening to me rant for a bit.

Oh and yes, GAIM over Everybuddy, definitely.
 
Old 07-12-2002, 06:23 AM   #24
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he he he he, I was just reading over my previous post, and I didn't mean any jokes by the last sentence. Game over everybody is not even what I meant, but it sure sounds funny anyway. he he he, cool
 
Old 07-12-2002, 06:30 AM   #25
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yeh well i just a kid i gots lots of friends on msn, and i just recomended it to anyone who wants the feeling of windows till they find something else, i just bought a pc mag today and it had some stuff about the longly awaited XP service pack which allows you to use third party software instead of using m$ stuff, but it don'y say anything about being able to unistall it....
 
Old 07-12-2002, 06:31 AM   #26
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all it does is allows you to change the defaults of your messenger or some crap....browsers etc...
 
Old 07-12-2002, 07:16 AM   #27
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I would suggest NOT using MSN Messenger at all, to anyone. I understand that alot of people have friends that like to chat on there, and that's cool, but do everything in your power to get them to use something else. Anything else. Just not MSN protocol type stuff. Yahoo messenger is just 1 example of another option. And, if you must chat with it (either because you have dedicated your life to SATAN, or because your grandma won't switch IM's), don't use the MSN client. Use an 'alternate' client that uses the MSN protocol like GAIM does.
The problem is that some people just don't care about freedom - MSN messenger comes with their Windows XP system, it's easy to use, so they use it. This means that if one wants to send them instant messages, you have to use the MSN protocol too. As much as I don't like .NET, I'm not going to stop chatting to my friends because they don't agree with my philosophical/political views.
 
Old 07-12-2002, 07:54 AM   #28
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he he he he, yeah I know. I haven't been able to convince a soul that open source is the best thing ever. Or that they should use ANYTHING but MSN Messenger. So, I know what you mean.
 
Old 07-12-2002, 09:06 AM   #29
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Well I can say I don't download or use anything based on the fact that it "looks" like a windows product. I go for functionality, over appearance. These new programs are getting better all the time.

As far as the MSN protocol goes, well I don't much care for using it, or AIM, but until all my friends stop using windows as I have, then I need them both if I wish to talk with them.

Its crazy to think that these people will change anytime soon, so I welcome all the new programs that allow me to interact with windows users. It would be a very small computing envirement for me if the only friends I could chat with were my friends who use Linux. That list consists of not a single person. However the list of family and friends using windows is a long one.
 
Old 07-12-2002, 11:49 PM   #30
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yes i very much agree with you BruceC
 
  


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