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s.fox
July 23rd, 2008, 08:31 PM
Hi,

I was wondering if their is a program in Ubuntu that can unite my MSN, Gmail and Skype accounts so i can chat to everyone i know from a single program.

I don't know if this is even possible but would be incredibly useful thing to have.

Thank you for your thoughts,

Ash

Xerp
July 23rd, 2008, 08:33 PM
Pidgin comes preinstalled and handles many instant messenger protocols.

* AIM
* Bonjour
* Gadu-Gadu
* Google Talk
* Groupwise
* ICQ
* IRC
* MSN
* MySpaceIM
* QQ
* SILC
* SIMPLE
* Sametime
* XMPP
* Yahoo!
* Zephyr

So its just missing Skype...

phidia
July 23rd, 2008, 08:34 PM
Take a look at this pidgin review (http://www.download.com/Pidgin/3000-2150_4-10281799.html).

RequinB4
July 23rd, 2008, 08:34 PM
Applications - Internet - Pidgin internet messenger

s.fox
July 23rd, 2008, 08:39 PM
wow, that was quick :)

Great suggestions. Although i can't see skype anywhere on the list. is it just not possible to have this one aswell?

EDIT: Just been sorting out this Pidgin application and i am having a little trouble adding my gmail account to it.
It keeps trying to sign in "myEmail@gmail.com/Home" i can't seem to make it lose the Home part.

Thanks for all the help

rossjman1
July 23rd, 2008, 09:02 PM
http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ThirdPartyPlugins

If you go here and scroll down to protocol plugins, there are plugins for Skype as well as other protocols such as Facebook IM. I have never used these, so I don't know how well they work, but it's worth a try.

s.fox
July 23rd, 2008, 09:12 PM
Thanks for all your help.

I finally managed to get my gmail working in pidgin. Also thanks for the Skype pluggin link. It says you need to have Skype running in the background, so not sure if I will install it. Hopefully they will get it to work without the need to have it open in the not so distant future.

Thanks anyway :)