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Old 08-06-2002, 04:10 PM   #1
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Msn Messenger

Could anyone tell me the name of a place to get an msn messenger clone. could anyone give me any information whether its any good or not
Old 08-06-2002, 04:14 PM   #2
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This is asked all the time.. try using GAIM, it supports MSN, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ and a few others I think...
It also comes with a few or the latest distros by default as well.
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gaim ownz.
Old 08-08-2002, 11:06 PM   #5
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GAIM is the best IMHO the only thing I wish it had is a kde dock
Old 08-09-2002, 05:34 AM   #6
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Well, here's my roundup...

GAIM is my latest favorite, like has been said, it supports everything (pretty much). It also works well with people on the other end using winbloze, and is very easy to configure and use.

I used to use Everybuddy, but it wasn't very user friendly, needed constant updating, and didn't have the universitality of GAIM to me.

I have used ymessenger, and it works just fine, but only supports Yahoo! messenger.

So like the rest, GAIM is my suggestion.


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