[ubuntu-uk] Using Windows live
matt.sturdy at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 16:16:09 UTC 2011
you won't have problems accessing the windows site, I do it regularly using
chromium (with no modifications) on ubuntu.
Personally, I have a @live.co.uk account because they won't allow me to sign
up with a @gmail.com one... but it's not that bad.
I use the @live.co.uk account in Empathy (with 1 yahoo, 1 SIP phone and 2
googletalk accounts) with few problems. Some of my MSN contacts have
commented that I normally appear offline, but it doesn't prevent messages
from getting through.
On 13 January 2011 14:07, Tony Pursell <ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-01-13 at 15:53 +0000, Graham Smith 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"
> > However, given that my better half is looking at a Ubuntu desktop, it
> > isn't as easy as suggested. I know nothing about Instant messaging,
> > but now have to sort this out.
> > 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.
> > 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.
> > Many thanks,
> > Graham
> In theory, empathy should be able to work with MSN (aka Windows Live
> Messenger), however, there are problems.
> Firstly, if you go to the Windows Live web site to sign up for an
> account it may tell you to get lost as you are not using Windows.
> However, there are ways for Firefox to fool websites into thinking you
> are using Windows. Maybe someone will tell us how that's done.
> Then there is the big problem that Empathy does not work well with MSN.
> At least, I have not been able to get it to work with the full video
> experience. Personally, I think this is one of the major deficiencies
> in Ubuntu at present. However, straight typed chat is no problem.
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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