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How To Install MSN Live Messenger On Ubuntu Linux Easily

For developers linux is probabily the best OS, and Ubuntu is probably the best version of Linux that everyone can use easily. But installing applications in Ubuntu that were originally made for Windows is still a difficult task, there is no doubt thousands of open source programs made for Ubuntu Linux but there are rarely few that are best in terms of quality, feature and reliability.

I found emescene to be the best Msn Messenger for Ubuntu Linux so far. It is simple yet powerful application.

The latest version of emescene 1.0.1 is codenamed deadbeef.  The following are the benefits of emescene,

  • Clean and easy to use GUI
  • Tabbed chat
  • Custom emoticons
  • File transfers
  • Offline messaging
  • Personal messages
  • Nudges
  • Multilingual GUI
  • Customization
    • Themes
    • Smileys
    • Sounds
    • GUI
    • Conversation format
  • Plugins
  • MSN Plus!
  • Chat logging


But there are few serious drawbacks, such as there is no feature for Webcam recieveing and no Winks !

Here is the video of emescene in action,

If you do not like emescene, or if this application is not working on your version of Ubuntu Linux, then there is always a substitute for it.

Try aMSN, it covers everything that emescene doesn’t. It also has support for webcam and file transfer, check out the screenshots here and download it here.

If you think there is some other software which is better than this, please tell us by leaving a comment. I hope this helps. 😀

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