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Re: Yahoo Messenger replacement?

M. Lewis wrote:
> steve wrote:
>> M. Lewis wrote:
>>> I'd love to get my wife's machine off of M$ software. The only problem
>>> has been Yahoo Messenger. My wife is dependent on YM to talk with her
>>> family. My wife's family goes to the internet cafe to chat with her, so
>>> they don't have any control over what version of YM is being used. Not
>>> only do they chat, they use the webcam. Prior (a couple of years ago) I
>>> tried several Linux substitutes for YM, including Yahoo's own YM for
>>> Linux (which was the worst).
>>> Hopefully things have changed though and there's a good substitute
>>> available for Linux now.
>>> What is the best recommendation for a replacement for YM on Linux? It
>>> must be compatibl
>> e with YM and it must be able to use the webcam.
>>> Thanks for any suggestions,
>>> Mike
>> ive been using gyach for years.  works great, while others are
>> struggling ie. pidgin, empathy to support video/voice gyach has had it
>> for as long as i can remember.
>> http://gyachi.sourceforge.net/index.shtml
>> there may be someone who has one precompiled deb for debian, wait for
>> another to jump in. ( i use it on ubuntu, might work might not)
>> you may also want to recommend skype.  both voice and video there as
>> well.
> Thanks Steve & Daryl. There doesn't seem to be a .deb for Sid amd64. At
> least not there. I tried installing it the old fashion way, but got
> errors with that as well.
> Thanks,
> Mike

yeah your going to have problems with 64 bit.  Unless your doing some
processor intensive calculations or encoding theres no reason to be
using 64 bit in my book. (judging by what you said it being your wifes
laptop, i doubt thats the case)  Ive always gotten nothing but headaches
trying to use it.

Steve Reilly


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