Friday, January 12, 2007

I'm Gaiming

I use Gaim, the cross-protocol Instant-Messenger client, everywhere: My Ubuntu Linux install at home, during the day, and now even when I occasionally boot into Windows at home. I thought I'd give their Windows release a try, so downloaded the latest released beta - version 2.0.0beta5.

I downloaded the release including the gtk library, but it refused to start up on my Windows (seriously old 98SE install - but why would I buy 2k or XP? I have Ubuntu!). Until I found an upgraded version download of the gtk library on the site, that is. Before that tt was complaining of "Error 31. A device attached to the system is not functioning" then another message box before bailing out.

Now I have working msn, yahoo, icq, jabber, and gtalk chat from one program instead of 4 or 5 filling up memory and the task bar. Happy bunny.


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