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Old 11-02-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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Chat Client

I'm looking for a good chat client for SuSE 9.1 that supports MSN and Yahoo....
Where can i download a chat client that support this?

Please, Help Me!
Old 11-02-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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Gaim and Kopete are great and they both are shipped with SuSE(check your CD's or search for them into YaST). If you want only MSN, check out aMSN... it looks so much as MSN for Windows that is freaky

Old 11-02-2004, 02:11 PM   #3
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Aparently Gaim and Kopete are both good, but I've never got either of them ot work properly.

It really depends what you're looking for. If you want ease of use, and aren't too fussy about fancy features, I'd recomend JBuddy, which runs on any OS with Java, and supports most major networks. Fro more comprehensive support of one network, you could use aMSN for MSN, or the official Yahoo client or Gyach(-E) for Yahoo.

These are the ones I use, but there are so many others, it can be difficult to choose the best one for you.
Old 11-02-2004, 03:29 PM   #4
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I use Kopete now
It works great with MSN and Yahoo!

Thank you for all your replys!
Old 11-02-2004, 05:29 PM   #5
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With an old version of Kopete, ICQ didnt work properly
But now Kopete is perfect (more stable than aMSN)

However, i'm still using xChat for IRC because Kopete dont print messages like this :
"<nick> message"
Old 11-03-2004, 02:23 AM   #6
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You can choose the appearance for messages in Kopete, even XChat is available appearance.
Settings - Configure Kopete - Appearance - Chat Window, then you can choose your
chat window appearance under "Styles" for example XChat.....

Well, i tried this in Kopete 0.8.1..

I think you mean chat appearance in the last reply....

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Old 11-24-2004, 01:43 AM   #7
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Hey i was wonderings is there a program that works the same as YMlite. I want to be on linux but also be able to chat in the yahoo chat rooms. I've been at this for a while now, but i cant seem to find a chat client that will support the yahoo chat servers. Im using fadora core 3 and im pretty sure i have xchat on here but im not sure if that program will do the job. Im sorry if i've intruded on this thread, i thought my situations was relevant. Thanks in advance.


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