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That new windows 'live' messenger thing that I've got on my windows computer at work never works, it doesn't sign in, it claims it is doing but it doesn't work. ...
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- 11-28-2006 #1
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- Nov 2006
linux better for MSN than windows
That new windows 'live' messenger thing that I've got on my windows computer at work never works, it doesn't sign in, it claims it is doing but it doesn't work.
The normal windows messenger works but doesn't notify me of new messages to hotmail.
just fired up gaim on my linux computer at home, selected msn protocol, not only does it sign in but it notifies me of new hotmail messages without having to log in !
- 11-28-2006 #2
- 11-29-2006 #3
I don't find any problems with either Gaim or Kopete. I prefer Kopete though. However I can't get Jabber protocols to work with Kopete. Maybe I'm just doing something wrong.
- 12-19-2006 #4
- 12-19-2006 #5
Personally, i think all (msn, amsn, and gaim) are awful. msn is slow as all hell. amsn is a little quicker, but i had problems connecting with it where i didn't with msn, and also it lacks in the aethetics department. gaim is a really cool program, and its quick enough, but it doesn't have as clean a look and feel as say google talk, skype or older versions of aim.
just my opinion. i still use gaim, but its not my ideal chat program yet.
- 12-19-2006 #6
I dont know when you last tried aMSN, but in my opinion it's got a lot prettier since the 0.95 release.
- 12-20-2006 #7
We had a conversation at work the other day about MSN. Some companies use instant messaging for internal communications, but only Microsoft uses MSN. The others recognise that it's insecure.
We're looking at implementing instant messaging as part of Lotus Notes instead, but at home I sometimes use aMSN. It's not great, but it works after a fashion.I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 12-22-2006 #8
- 12-22-2006 #9
Careful - don't get too carried away. The official MSN program does NOT work in linux, but a clone program called aMSN, among others, does work, and can communicate with people who are using the original program.
- 12-25-2006 #10Originally Posted by Giles
Thanks for that information.
I had really misunderstood it.