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Thread: Instant Messanging

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    Jun 2002

    Instant Messanging

    hiya all,

    I was wondering if there is any Linux chat program that you can use the same as MSN Messanger. Sounds like a stupid question I know, but many of my friends still use windows and MSN messanger, however i primarily use RedHat, and if i want to chat, i have to swap harddrives.


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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    Nov 2001
    I think linux comes with a clone of ICQ, but I've
    never used it.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    I know that there are many popular chat programs that have been ported to linux. IE AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, Jabber and Yahoo. Those are all available at their perspective website. I have never heard of MSN on the linux platform. If you find one though, let us all know.
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  4. #4
    Have you tried gAIM? - AOL INSTANT MESSENGER...

    I personally use IcePack Linux and I have about 4 - 5 instant messanger clones. If you check out you can download a clone that will connect to all the popular Instant Messengers.

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    Senior Member roswell1329's Avatar
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    There's also LICQ.
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    ccmsn i think its on sourceforge just search in google for it ... does the job for me

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    Originally posted here by Joey_Batch_File
    Have you tried gAIM? - AOL INSTANT MESSENGER....
    I second that, gAIM is personaly my favorite. gAIM supports AOL/AIM, MSN, ICQ, Jabber and a couple other protocols. You can get gAIM at

    I haven't tried Ice pack, so I can't comment on that..but might actually take a look at it now.

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    Developer Extraordinar
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    I've tried gAIM, but there was one MSN Messanger that I found for Linux, AMSN or something try looking forit on or on the Mandrakeforums site. I found it it's good. Later.
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    I thought Trillian (popular windows All-In-One messenger, uses AOL, MSN, Yahoo and ICQ) had a Linux version, or was working on one? That would make my life online a hell of a lot easier.
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    Because they do not understand me, I am a barbarian.

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    Jun 2002
    I found CCMSN thanks RiOtEr, however i doesn't contain any make files, so im not sure how to compile it.

    If anyone can help, that will be great.

    Thanks again RiOtEr

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