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Old 01-18-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
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Installing AIM on mandrake

I'm currently using mandrake 10.1 and using GAIM and I like GAIM however GAIM does not support file transfers so I would really like to learn how to compile and install AIM for linux or any other program I can get to file transfer over aim. Can anyone recommend any sites that have a tutorial for doing this or maybe even a book to help out a total newb?
Old 01-18-2005, 01:19 PM   #2
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If you search google for "aim+linux", one of the first results you'll get is a link to the official aim site for Linux. Follow the instructions on that site. The interface doesn't look very nice though.
Old 01-18-2005, 09:17 PM   #3
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Yea, that version of aim is reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally old. Their like on AIM 6.0 for windows? I think the linux AIM is at like 1.2 or something.
Old 01-18-2005, 09:25 PM   #4
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Gaim does transfer files, at least over the MSN protocol...
Old 01-19-2005, 03:36 AM   #5
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I would reccomend, if GAIM really doesn't support file txfr, using GAIM as an IM client, and emailing files. The Linux version of AIM is VERY old, and very bad not to mention.
Old 01-19-2005, 03:20 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys. I really wish GAIM supported file transfers but over AIM it doesn't and its nice to have that feature but I guess if the aim is that old then I won't bother with it. If anyone has any other advice I'm still up for it.


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