can down load im for msn but cant open file or use msn im

Asked by keith on 2008-09-27

Im very very computer illiterate - I need an idiots guide to using IM on MSN
I follow the options to down load but can not open the file. . . . . . . . . help!

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2008-09-28
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2008-09-28
Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said : #1

Are you using Windows or Ubuntu?

keith (micksdad) said : #2

Ubuntu

Gord Allott (gordallott) said : #3

you are trying to use a windows program on ubuntu, ubuntu is not windows.
what you need to do is use 'pidgin' which is the instant messaging application for ubuntu, it can do msn im.

for a nice guide on using ubuntu you should take a look at the documentation, you can find it here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/

you should be able to find the 'pidgin' application, to connect to msn in applications -> internet -> pidgin instant messanger

Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said : #4

You can also try the amsn program. You can find it in Synaptic or Add/Remove programs and it has the Microsoft MSN look and feel.

keith (micksdad) said : #5

Have tried pidgin - says account suspended???
Anyone willing to take my M/B number?. . . . . . as stated am very bad with comps and need help "bad"

Gord Allott (gordallott) said : #6

if your account is 'suspended' you'll have to contact microsoft about it or create a new account

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