View Full Version : [ubuntu] program equivalent for messenger

December 2nd, 2009, 04:19 PM
i would like to know about the program in ubuntu which is equivalent for Yahoo messenger

(i am entirely new to ubuntu and dont know anything)

December 2nd, 2009, 04:29 PM
Application> Add/remove or software centre.

In the search box use messenger as the search term.


December 2nd, 2009, 04:55 PM
If you're using Ubuntu 9.10, the equivalent is Empathy, which is installed by default. With versions before 9.10, the default messenger is called Pidgin. Go to Applications->Internet->Empathy/Pidgin. You can set up any account you want like Yahoo or AOL or MSN or whatever.

Dr. Freeze
December 2nd, 2009, 07:43 PM
I installed empathy but I had some issues with my contacts so I'm using pidgin and I'm really happy with it