View Full Version : [ubuntu] send message prompt from ubuntu to vista

April 16th, 2010, 07:40 PM
I was wondering if it was possible to send a message pop up to vista from my ubuntu. I have researched a little but there wasn't enough clarity on the issue.


PS . I know you can use smbclient -M but I'm shaky on the syntax.

April 16th, 2010, 07:47 PM
Welcome to the forum.
You might take a look at kopete, you can find it in
System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager
or install it like this
Open a terminal
Applications > Accessories > Terminal
and run

sudo apt-get install kopete
You will have to enter your password which wont be displayed just type it in and hit Enter.
Then it will be in
Applications > Internet > Kopete

See pic. below.

April 16th, 2010, 08:47 PM
Thanks but that's not what I'm looking for.

I want to know unix commands that will get the job done.

April 17th, 2010, 12:07 AM
linpopup (http://linpopup2.sourceforge.net/)
Also check man write.
man wall - more of a message broadcaster.