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    Yahoo Messenger client for Ubuntu 12.04

    As the title suggests am looking for a Yahoo Messenger client that is native to Linux (Not on wine). I have been looking at GYachI but it hasn't been updated in a while

    Any suggestions?

    My OS is Ubuntu 12.04 x64

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    Re: Yahoo Messenger client for Ubuntu 12.04

    You can take a look at pidgin ,it works for a wide range of protocols, including MSN Messenger, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, Jabber, IRC, IRQ and Gadu-Gadu.
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    Re: Yahoo Messenger client for Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by terrykiwi83 View Post
    As the title suggests am looking for a Yahoo Messenger client that is native to Linux (Not on wine). I have been looking at GYachI but it hasn't been updated in a while

    Any suggestions?

    My OS is Ubuntu 12.04 x64

    you need to look at Gyache Imporved, which is a continuation of the gyache project

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/gyachi/

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    Re: Yahoo Messenger client for Ubuntu 12.04

    Quote Originally Posted by terrykiwi83 View Post
    As the title suggests am looking for a Yahoo Messenger client that is native to Linux (Not on wine).
    You don't need to look very far. Empathy comes preinstalled on Ubuntu, and can handle the Yahoo Messenger protocol.

    Otherwise you could look at Pidgin, or one of the web-based messengers such as Meebo (which is multi-protocol, just like Pidgin and Empathy).
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    Yahoo Messenger client for Ubuntu 10

    i want to do voice chat on yahoo messenger, but in pidgin there is no voice chat option....how can i do voice chat in yahoo messenger?

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    Re: Yahoo Messenger client for Ubuntu 10

    use gyache. pidgin, empathy and such can do the Yahoo IM chat, but not much else.
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
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