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Install AIM HELP!

Postby newzpirate on Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:04 pm

Hi. I am a Linux (especailly Mint) NEWB. My problem is I can not get AIM installed through Mint. I have seached numerous help areas for different Linix Distros. The methods I found using Ubuntu's install did not work. Can anybody give me a walk-through to do this. Any help would be graciously accepted!
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Postby Husse on Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:36 pm

Welcome to Mint newzpirate
Something must have happened when you posted as two posts turned up. I deleted one of them
Use GAIM instead - it's in synaptic or you can use the terminal
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sudo apt-get install gaim
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Postby carlos on Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:39 pm

There is no aim(aol) client for linux, what you can use is pidgin. Which is a far superior messaging client and it will also connect to aol chat servers. You should have pidgin already installed. Just look in your start menu.

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Postby Husse on Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:45 pm

Just in case; gaim and pidgin are the same - only one is newer than the other :)
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Postby newzpirate on Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:15 am

They have AIM for Linux. 4 flavors for different Distros. I am trying to get a company I work for to switch to Linux. I am aware of the other IM programs, but would like to keep as much the same as possible.

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carlos wrote:There is no aim(aol) client for linux, what you can use is pidgin. Which is a far superior messaging client and it will also connect to aol chat servers. You should have pidgin already installed. Just look in your start menu.

heh the good man Husse beat me to it ;)
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Postby carlos on Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:48 am

Well I stand corrected. Thanks newzpirate, I didn't realize they released aim for linux. For those that want to check it out go to: http://www.aim.com/get_aim/linux/latest_linux.adp. Maybe a mint install can be created for this?
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