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Comment by trekeyus
about Yahoo! Messenger · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I only use this when I have to. I normally use Pidgin for all my IM unless I really need to use the yahoo web cam ect as some friends just don't get that there are better alternatives that are not this bloated ad disgusting.

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Comment by computermacgyver
about Yahoo! Messenger · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

The client is not nearly as fully featured on Linux as on Windows. Last I used it, sending SMS and calling phones was not available for Linux. Try Ekiga (open-source), Skype (free, commercial), or Pidgin (open-source, IM client)

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Comment by Aaron
about Yahoo! Messenger · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I used this a lot on windows, and would play the built in games it had with friends of mine, but since I am on Ubuntu I use Kopete more.

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Comment by Aaron
about Yahoo! Messenger · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

ekiga looked good, but Lately I have been using Qnext it has music streaming and desktop sharing. it is a Java based program so it runs on all the OSs.

http://cybernetnews.com/free-im-messenger/
http://www.qnext.com/

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