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Voodudejnr 03-17-2005 03:20 PM

Installing aMSN on Linux
How do I install aMSN on Linux?

chbin 03-17-2005 03:52 PM

On the off chance it may work, you could try wine. The MSN program relies heavily on the win32 api so I doubt it is possible.

If you use a modem to connect to the internet in windows and you have an MSN account, you could just make a manaul ppp connection in linux without the MSN software and it will work.

The only dail up that is a problem is AOL and Netzero because they don't use the standard ppp authentication and instead they use some off the wall way and it's undocumented. Why they do, I have no idea in the world. Seems just like an overcomplication.

detpenguin 03-17-2005 05:46 PM

go to amsn sourceforge and download the tar.gz file to your home directory. once it's downloaded, untar it by opening a terminal and typing:

tar -xzvf amsn-0_94.tar.gz

it will create new directory in your home directory called amsn. the run script is in there, labeled "amsn"

i created a link to it by opening a terminal and typing

ln -s ~/amsn-0_94/amsn /usr/bin/amsn

this way all i need to do is type amsn into a run command :)

Voodudejnr 03-18-2005 03:19 AM

I have Red Hat Linux 9, it doesn't say what I should download, maybe should I get Fedora 'cus they're made by Red Hat

reddazz 03-18-2005 04:49 AM

If you can find an amsn rpm it would probably work on Redhat 9, but I agree with you, it maybe best to get Fedora since Redhat 9 and below are now legacy distros.

Padma 03-18-2005 10:55 AM

OTOH, you could just install gaim. It works well with MSN. ;)

detpenguin 03-18-2005 12:03 PM

download the amsn-0_94 tarball from the page i doesn't actually require anything from your installs itself into it's own directory...and runs from there...

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