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Old 09-15-2004, 02:22 PM   #1
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kopete sucks.. wats a better linux msn messenger clone?


just like the topic says. i dislike kopete a lot, is there any msn messenger programs for linux that are closer to the actual msn messenger program?
 
Old 09-15-2004, 02:28 PM   #2
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gaim is sufficient for me =)
 
Old 09-15-2004, 02:31 PM   #3
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where do i get gaim?
 
Old 09-15-2004, 02:33 PM   #4
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Here's the site (google search) http://gaim.sourceforge.net/downloads.php
 
Old 09-15-2004, 03:23 PM   #5
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aMSN

I also don't use kopete. I use aMSN. It looks pretty much like a clone of messenger. So far, i have no problems using it.

amsn.sourceforge.net

If you're lucky enough you'll find a good binary (one that works) for your distro; if not, you can try the auto-installer binary for Linux. Have luck!
 
Old 09-15-2004, 07:05 PM   #6
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im having much difficulty installing software. what is it that im doing wrong? i open these files and nothing happens
 
Old 09-15-2004, 07:16 PM   #7
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To help you, we'd have to know what distro you're using, what program you're attempting to install and how you're attempting to install it.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 07:29 PM   #8
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well clearly im using mandrake 10. but i noticed it actually installed but i had to restart in order for it to appear
 
Old 09-15-2004, 08:09 PM   #9
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Kewl! Well, if you installed Gaim, I think you're going to like it a lot better than Kopete.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 08:10 PM   #10
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i tried installing qiam but it didnt work. so i have amsn. its alright but doesnt have a lot of features that msn messenger has

why dont these programs ever come with installers?
 
Old 09-15-2004, 08:22 PM   #11
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well if you want any help with installing gaim your going to need to tell us what exactly went wrong
 
Old 09-15-2004, 08:24 PM   #12
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nothing went wrong i jsut dont know how to install it. I mean, i can open the .tar file with ARK but then what do i do with these files. Im used to .exe's and installers and shit, but i have NO idea what to do with these files.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 08:30 PM   #13
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in that directory, type "./configure && make && make install", then its all installed, and just make a link to it on your desktop, or if your in kde, you can simply hit Alt+F2 and type in gaim
 
Old 09-15-2004, 08:34 PM   #14
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ok. so i have the .tar file.. i open it in ark.. now what do i do with these files. i extrated them to the desktop but when it asks me which diretory to install it to, which directory should i use
 
Old 09-15-2004, 08:36 PM   #15
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it doesnt matter, just remember where you put them, and type those commands into that directory in your favorite shell

and for future refrence.... %99.99999 of all linux programs come with a README file and a large portion of those come with an INSTALL file, read them
 
  


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