MSN messenger substitute

Posted on 2005-05-15
Last Modified: 2011-08-18
Is there a program for Linux (currently SUSE 9.1) that can give the user the functionality of MSN messenger?

Any input appreciated.
Question by:rid
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    Accepted Solution

    Try Amsn

    gaim (supports several protocols including msn, yahoo)

    Kopete (mulit-protocol)

    Although none offer full functionality (web cams), all are good alternatives.  Amsn is most like msn messenger.
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    Assisted Solution

    gaim ( is by far the best Linux messaging client.
    It works with AIM, ICQ, MSN, YAHOO, etc. It's usually installed by default with all major linux distros.
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    Author Comment

    Thank you people!

    Expert Comment

    You can take take a look at KMess ( It's a bit like MSN Messneger, but with a KDE look&feel.

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