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Old 07-06-2002, 04:07 AM   #1
wanabe2k+athlon
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sorry to post a new thread but i need help with chat on msn


How can i chat on msn in linux? I tried all of the browsers that gnome provides. I don't care if getting it to work includes hacking i just want to use linux to be able to chat in msn (www.chat.msn.com). Can someone please help?
 
Old 07-06-2002, 04:43 AM   #2
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Use GAIM or EVERYBUDDY

There are plenty of others, those are just 2 that support multiple (including MSN) chat protocols.
 
Old 07-06-2002, 04:44 AM   #3
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Hi!
I'm not sure what MSN uses, but if its any thing like Yahoo!'s chat it uses java. I don't use Galeon, so I won't know how to make it use java.

If you installed netscape when you installed Slackware that should do just fine. Just run the command 'netscape' to launch it.

Good luck!
RefriedBean

PS, I use Mozilla & Opera.
 
Old 07-06-2002, 04:47 AM   #4
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Oops, I see. It's a chat room. Oh, sorry for the lame answer.
 
Old 07-06-2002, 04:48 AM   #5
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In Galeon, there is a drop down menu that you just have to click on to enable JAVA.
 
Old 07-06-2002, 04:54 AM   #6
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i've tried all of the browsers that gnome provides
 
Old 07-06-2002, 05:28 AM   #7
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Quote from the msn site: " At this time, MSN Chat does not work on Macintosh, Windows 3.1, Windows NT 3.1, and Unix operating systems."

Its not going to work unless you are running windows 9x/2k/XP....
 
Old 07-06-2002, 05:28 AM   #8
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What happens when you try?
 
Old 07-06-2002, 05:32 AM   #9
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Damn, they are even hating on their own OS's. Win3.1. I bet he Euthenizes all employees after 5 years.
 
Old 07-06-2002, 01:51 PM   #10
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someone said that they could do it in linux and i would like to try it but i don't know how they do it
 
Old 07-06-2002, 03:25 PM   #11
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Originally posted by MasterC
Use GAIM or EVERYBUDDY

There are plenty of others, those are just 2 that support multiple (including MSN) chat protocols.

Dude -- I guessed this the first time around
 
  


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