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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
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?
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.
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....
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.
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....
Originally posted by MasterC 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.
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.