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Old 11-01-2003, 10:33 AM   #1
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What is the name of a msn messenger for linux?


Well I installed the msn messenger plugin for the gaim messenger but it doesn't log in. Do you have another messenger service that you would recommend.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 10:37 AM   #2
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use gaim, but read the guide on http://gaim.sf.net for details on actually getting the additional libraries for msn
 
Old 11-01-2003, 10:38 AM   #3
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Since MSN upgraded their protocol it is more difficult to get it working. Look at "MSN Protocol" in:
http://gaim.sourceforge.net/faq.php
 
Old 11-01-2003, 11:17 AM   #4
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I use AMSN. It's more of a clone of MS-Messenger but it works and they have the new protocol working. NO RPM as of yet so you'll have to do it by hand.
 
Old 11-01-2003, 11:17 AM   #5
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Sorry, sorry, forgot the link.

http://amsn.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 11-01-2003, 12:06 PM   #6
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Gaim is not more complicated to get to work, as long as you have mozilla installed to save NSS issues then its simple a matter of ./configure;make;make install.

Wheres the difficulty there?
 
Old 11-01-2003, 01:13 PM   #7
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check here:
http://manocha.dnsalias.org/gaim.html

since you are using Red Hat, this should help.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 09:31 AM   #8
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i have mozilla installed and i not managing to install the new version of gaim or kopete shall i remove mozilla?, is opera any good for linux?. I also have Apache and mysql, some of the libraries seem to be conflicting.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 11:23 AM   #9
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try kmsn or amsn not sure the sites but you can search google and find them fairly easy
 
  


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