[ubuntu-uk] Using Windows live

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Thu Jan 13 16:04:08 UTC 2011

On 13 January 2011 15:53, Graham Smith <myotistwo at gmail.com> wrote:
> My better half wants to communicate with a relative in Canada, who has told
> her its easy, "you just click on the Windows Messenger icon on your desktop"

She can use Empathy or Pidgin.

> Can I assume that she will need a Windows Live account, can she sign up for
> this from Ubuntu or is Microsoft going to say this isn't Windows go away.

Shouldn't be a problem. She won't need an @hotmail or @live account.
She can use her own email address.

> I gather from what I have read that Empathy will work with Windows Live,
> once she has an account.


> However, does anyone have any advice that will help me avoid any obvious
> problems, or suggestions of a best approach.

Does she expect to be able to use a webcam / audio?


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