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Old 04-26-2006, 12:04 PM   #1
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Question Msn Messenger On Linux


MMM.. hi all ,

first i wanna to say that this forum is pretty great second iam usiny RH9 and i want to find a way to make MSN messenger working on it plz tell me the way and the way of installing "am new in linux land"

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Old 04-26-2006, 12:17 PM   #2
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First thing I'd say is get a newer distro. It'll make everything easier. Things have moved on quite a way since RH9. Try fedora 5.

The better MSN clients for linux are gaim, kopete and amsn. Kopete supports video quite well.
 
Old 04-26-2006, 03:41 PM   #3
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look man i'v tried fedora core 4 before but it was very bad when i wanna to download any software and wanna insatll it i faced apunsh of problems like >> the software i already installed need another package and this package need another package mmmm that is all
 
Old 04-26-2006, 03:43 PM   #4
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and plz any one can advise me where the place i can find agood software for linux i wanna to make linux first on my BOX
 
Old 04-26-2006, 08:06 PM   #5
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look man i'v tried fedora core 4 before but it was very bad when i wanna to download any software and wanna insatll it i faced apunsh of problems like >> the software i already installed need another package and this package need another package mmmm that is all
Look man maybe maybe u should read da docz and stuffz like dat for da distro u wanna go wit.

Oh, and like btw, da most gnarly chattin proggy has gotz to be GAIM. Sheeeeeeeet itz l33t.
 
Old 04-26-2006, 08:25 PM   #6
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You guys crack me up.

Adam, I also use an outdated Linux distro (mine is MUCH older than yours) and I use the latest version of Gaim without problems.

Keep in mind, the older the distro you use is the more work you will need to do to get newer apps working properly.

If you're up to the task, and possibly a lot of compiles, you can use the latest and greatest of a number of apps with stability and reliability.

I also recommend Gaim and I use if for Yahoo!, MSN, and AIM chatting and all three concurrently.

Peace...
 
Old 04-26-2006, 11:33 PM   #7
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thanx for all people that replay on me but what is the best site for linux sources ???

Last edited by adam_blackice; 04-26-2006 at 11:57 PM.
 
Old 04-26-2006, 11:53 PM   #8
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Hi,

First, I'd like to say that I'm quite new to Linux too. I tried a couple of years ago to get started with RH9 but I was quite disappointed with some hardware support. Then, I gave it another try with FC4, bad support again... So I'd agree with Kamakino:

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First thing I'd say is get a newer distro. It'll make everything easier.
Then, I would say that getting a newer distribution would be a good way to start things clean without having to recompile the Kernel by yourself (and maybe face some pitfalls...)

Since January I installed Kubuntu (I prefer KDE over GNOME) and suddenly, I am very pleased with the ease of use of this distribution. Package management works more smoothly (it is Debian based). btw, Kopete is already included...

If you're not happy with the packages supplied on the Kubuntu repositories, you can always download source. Theses sites provide a lot a good open source tarballs to get you started:

Good Luck !

Last edited by phleva; 04-26-2006 at 11:55 PM.
 
Old 04-27-2006, 12:44 AM   #9
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thanx phleva for you replay and i wanna ask you if Kubuntu is a distro. and from where can i get it


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Old 04-27-2006, 03:17 AM   #10
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thanx for all people that replay on me but what is the best site for linux sources ???
From the sites for the apps you want to install. So, the best place for Gaim source is from the Gaim website. You get the idea.

Peace...
 
Old 04-27-2006, 08:46 AM   #11
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aha thanx tomdkat but what do you think about the best distro. can i use ???
 
Old 04-27-2006, 10:37 AM   #12
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look man l chnaged my distro from RH9 to mandrake 9.1 and i feel that is suite me any how am trying to enter gaim it make connection then it give me an error (AUthecatin failked) what is the problem >>>>>

and if any one can advise me what is the best software package itis suitable for mandrake ?
 
Old 04-27-2006, 10:53 AM   #13
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There is a Mandrake/Mandriva forum here. You might want to search that forum for "Gaim" and see what others have done to get Gaim running.

Good luck.

Peace...
 
Old 04-27-2006, 10:56 AM   #14
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look man l chnaged my distro from RH9 to mandrake 9.1 and i feel that is suite me any how am trying to enter gaim it make connection then it give me an error (AUthecatin failked) what is the problem >>>>>

and if any one can advise me what is the best software package itis suitable for mandrake ?
You are still using a very old distribution. Where are you getting those from? Is somebody giving it away for free or something? . I think Mandrake 9.1 is about the same old as Redhat 9.0.

The problem you are getting is exactly because your Gaim version is too old. Microsoft has changed the protocols since then. You options are: upgrade Gaim to a newer version or upgrade your distribution. Since I got the feeling that you are really new to Linux, the easiest way for you is to use a new distribution. It is just easier to have a fully operational system to learn Linux in a slow step then fixing an old broken system.

Since you mention Kubuntu, you can get Kubuntu here:

http://www.kubuntu.org/

Make sure you get the latest one this time. If you reply back with SuSE 8.2 or something some may point and laugh at you
 
Old 04-28-2006, 01:19 PM   #15
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Hi,

For matters of distributions, a very good reference is:
http://www.linux.org/dist/list.html

 
  


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