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Old 01-04-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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how to install amsn or something like windows live messenger


how i install amsn ...or something like windows live messenger/?
for installing amsn requires a tlc or something like that i dont remember excactly, and i donw know how to install it ,linux already have pidgin but its not like msn so i cant use it very easly,so if u have any suggestions....or a way to install amsn if its good enough ofc,tell me thx !
 
Old 01-04-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
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how i install amsn ...or something like windows live messenger/?
for installing amsn requires a tlc or something like that i dont remember excactly, and i donw know how to install it ,linux already have pidgin but its not like msn so i cant use it very easly,so if u have any suggestions....or a way to install amsn if its good enough ofc,tell me thx !
You will need to give us more info mate:

- Distribution you are using. Very important, because it is very easy to install on Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo and Fedora.

- Exactly error message your are getting and explain what you are trying to do as well (commands you are running, which package you downloaded, etc).
 
Old 01-04-2009, 07:48 PM   #3
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oh yes ofc! i downloaded tlc latest version 8.6 i think, i am using ubuntu latest version as well and i didnt use any commands or anything like that,i am new at linux and i dont know much stuff ....aldo i dont know how to install tlc becuase its not .package ...and it dont has any like that inside the .zip file ...only has too much files for windows,mac and linux, and too many "read me"and i am a kind of confused :S

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Old 01-04-2009, 08:29 PM   #4
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oh yes ofc! i downloaded tlc latest version 8.6 i think, i am using ubuntu latest version as well and i didnt use any commands or anything like that,i am new at linux and i dont know much stuff ....aldo i dont know how to install tlc becuase its not .package ...and it dont has any like that inside the .zip file ...only has too much files for windows,mac and linux, and too many "read me"and i am a kind of confused :S
Ok, cool. Well, since you are new, it is better to stick with Ubuntu's package manager instead (in fact, you should always stick with it ).

You can find it at System > Administration > Synaptic

You can simply do a search there and easily install thousands of packages. If you search for aMSN, you will certainly find it there.

A faster way to install aMSN, however, is by running the following commands on a terminal (terminal is found at Applications > Accessories > Terminal. Copy and paste the following, clicking on enter after every line:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install amsn


You should now have aMSN installed, found at Applications > Internet > aMSN. Alternatively, you can type "amsn" on a terminal.

Usually when installing applications through apt-get/synaptic, you may end up with a slightly older version than you otherwise could when downloading from the net. But that is almost never a disadvantage in my honest opinion.

Good luck!
 
Old 01-04-2009, 08:33 PM   #5
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Oh and here is a link you may want to bookmark:

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Intrepid

It's an amazing guide written specifically for Ubuntu which will certainly help you out a lot on your journey

Regards!
 
Old 01-04-2009, 08:48 PM   #6
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Oh my, I just installed aMSN too. I hated the default look. It does not fit on Ubuntu at all. So here is a bonus reply if you wish to make aMSN to look less ugly, by install a Human skin

- Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
- Copy and paste the following:
Code:
cd ~
mkdir temp
cd temp
wget http://www.amsn-project.net/getURL.php?id=13
unzip Ubuntu-Human-0.95.zip 
cp Ubuntu\ \(Human\)/ ~.amsn/skins/
So as a little intro to the command line, what those things do is:

mkdir will create a new directory, here called temp;
cd will change the directory to temp. Now we are inside temp folder;
wget will download a zip file, the skin, directly from source forge
unzip will unpack the file
cp will copy the Human folder to your AMSN skin folder, located at your "home". Notice that the folder starts with a ".". In Linux, those are hidden folders/files and you will find several of those on your /home folder. Most programs store info, especially settings, in those files.

I know you didn't ask for any of this, I just felt like writing a bit before going to bed

Regards!
 
Old 01-04-2009, 10:20 PM   #7
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just thought I would add that
Code:
cd ~
will take you to your home dir
Code:
 echo $HOME
==
I like unzip -v
 
Old 03-12-2009, 04:04 PM   #8
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Smile cool

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Ok, cool. Well, since you are new, it is better to stick with Ubuntu's package manager instead (in fact, you should always stick with it ).

You can find it at System > Administration > Synaptic

You can simply do a search there and easily install thousands of packages. If you search for aMSN, you will certainly find it there.

A faster way to install aMSN, however, is by running the following commands on a terminal (terminal is found at Applications > Accessories > Terminal. Copy and paste the following, clicking on enter after every line:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install amsn


You should now have aMSN installed, found at Applications > Internet > aMSN. Alternatively, you can type "amsn" on a terminal.

Usually when installing applications through apt-get/synaptic, you may end up with a slightly older version than you otherwise could when downloading from the net. But that is almost never a disadvantage in my honest opinion.

Good luck!
that was really helpful, thank you
 
  


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