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Old 07-18-2005, 09:42 PM   #1
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Talking Why wont AIM run on linux


i hear that AIM wont run on linux cause its a windows download for it i hear theres something called Wine that will let me run windows downloads on linux. linuz version is ubuntu it hink its like 5.04 please help i dont like useing GAIM and if wine will fix this where do i find it?
 
Old 07-18-2005, 10:14 PM   #2
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apt-get install wine??
 
Old 07-18-2005, 11:04 PM   #3
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what's wrong with gaim or kopete? aim is a crappy program, why run an aol program in linux???
 
Old 07-19-2005, 10:40 AM   #4
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ty for ur help just one question im really a newbie to linux but is there a link to install it or do i type that string in somewhere i havent had alot of time to play around with it yet so if u can plz put it in lamens terms.



 
Old 07-19-2005, 10:43 AM   #5
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Linux has a lot of good IM clients. Try kopete or gaim. You can install them by doing,
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#apt-get install gaim (or kopete)
If using Ubuntu, then gaim should be installed by default.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 11:21 PM   #6
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AIM on wine doesnt work unless you get the windows 95 version... which is nada compared to gaim and the direct connect still doesnt work... just stick with gaim
 
Old 07-21-2005, 12:08 AM   #7
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aol has aim compiled for linux on it's webpage as well as for mac and cell phones. but I think it's a .rpm and I don't think the source is available but I'm sure there is a way to install .rpms on a debian based system.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 07:59 AM   #8
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yes, it's called alien, it turns rpms to debs.

sudo apt-get install alien
man alien

that will tell you how to use it.
 
Old 07-21-2005, 09:26 AM   #9
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thank you everyone i will try it as soon as i get a chance to.
 
  


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