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Old 03-25-2003, 04:48 AM   #1
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Exclamation Msn Messenger In Linux

How can i use msn Messenger on linux. After downloading AMSN what commands should I have to run
Old 03-25-2003, 04:54 AM   #2
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depends how you got it, but i'll go through each one

if you have .tar.gz

tar xvfz amsn*.tar.gz
cd amsn*/
make install
/usr/bin/amsn (probably) (find the binary)

if you have the .rpm

rpm -i amsn*.rpm

then you'll be presented with the amsn screen and its all click and point, it is actually quite a nice clone,

alternativly install gaim and insert the msn plugin
Old 03-25-2003, 06:55 AM   #3
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I agree, use gaim
Old 03-25-2003, 10:40 AM   #4
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I Agree! gaim rocks!
Old 03-25-2003, 10:48 AM   #5
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GAIMS good, but it looks too much like MSN Messsenger
Old 03-25-2003, 11:39 AM   #6
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i just looks like any messenger really, amsn looks a log log more like it seeing as it's intended to be an exact clone....
Old 03-26-2003, 08:52 PM   #7
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I love kopete for MSN, ICQ, AIM, ...

It works best for me :-)
Old 03-26-2003, 11:05 PM   #8
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if u have amsn, then go go to ur konsole, cd msn, ./amsn
Old 03-27-2003, 12:42 PM   #9
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hem... wine can run MSN Messenger on Linux. Just go to and search for MSN. go in the MSN Messenger topic, and then open the 3.6 one. I know, it is weird, but there is the DLLOverrides i needed to run the setup. After that MSN Messenger for windows ON LINUX went gold (is this the good word meaning it ran smooth?)
Old 03-27-2003, 08:05 PM   #10
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Just untar the compressed file you downloaded with:
-tar -zvxf <file name>
-change to the ../msn directory
-run ./amsn (AMSN requires tcl/tk)
You're done. No need to install anything but the tcl/tk interpreter.
Have fun
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I use Kmess.


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