msn messenger in knoppix

By focus_water ยท 6 replies
Aug 11, 2006
  1. how can i use msn messenger in linux - knoppix 4.0.2?
    i have tried using google but i cant find a thing all i have found is that i can use other messenger programs but that is it.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`m certainly no expert on linux, but I`m fairly sure you can`t use the msn messenger programme. I don`t think Microsoft would like it really lol

    However, from what I can gather, there are alternatives available. One such alternative called aMSN is HERE.

    If you Google for "msn messenger in linux" you`ll find other suggestions.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    & as you'll probably have problems installing it, just use the MSN web messenger. All you need is a browser. ;)
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Hum.. Doesn't Knoppix come with Gaim, which supports the MSN messenger protocol?
  5. j4m32

    j4m32 TS Rookie Posts: 49

    aMSN is the simplest one to install and use from memory.

    so long as you have GTK and TLS with all their other package requirements. which are installed by default on alot of Linux installations because the distro requires them to run certain aspcts of the GUI part of the OS.

    but Knoppix on CD i'm not sure about(last Knoppix i ran was Knoppix 3.4.)

  6. xbehave

    xbehave TS Rookie

    thats fine, but most people like to be able to leave msn in the back ground, also web messenger tends to use alot of res.
    aMSN is a very nice small MSN program
    Gaim is a very nice multi-protocol program
    i personally recomend Gaim, because the it has ability to sign into multiple acounts at once and use IRC without a specific IRC program. however if MSN is all you want then aMSN will do fine aswell
  7. linuxchick

    linuxchick TS Rookie

    thre is also kopete for msn messenger accounts
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