Replacing Windows Live Messenger

Asked by John Brooks on 2008-10-18

What is the best free replacement for Windows Live Messenger that can do all the same things? I can't seem to install it under WINE...

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Andre Mangan (kyphi) said : #1

The best thing to do, rather than using Wine, is to use a native Linux application.

Unfortunately you do not say what "Windows Live Messenger" is but Google came to the rescue here.

Perhaps "Pidgin Internet Messenger" will do what you want to do. It is already installed in Ubuntu under Applications, Internet.

jacobS (jacsalomon) said : #2

You can try amsn (is very similar to Windows Live Messenger):

sudo apt-get install amsn

John Brooks (frogging101) said : #3

I got it, but how do I update it? It says there is a new version available.

Andre Mangan (kyphi) said : #4

"I got it, but how do I update it? It says there is a new version available."

What did you get?

John Brooks (frogging101) said : #5

Whoops, I forgot, I got amsn.

jacobS (jacsalomon) said : #6

What is your version of Ubuntu ?
The current for 8.04 is aMSN 0.97

John Brooks (frogging101) said : #7

I solved it, thanks