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Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger)

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Looks like MS in not supporting this version anymore. But you can always find it looking in google.

Application Details:

Version: 7.5
License: Free to use
URL: http://messenger.msn.com
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.3

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What works

Install works fine, but you have to set windows version at least to xp. Program starts up ok but when you try to log in, it refuses asking you to upgrade to a new version of messenger. Just set windows version back to 2000 and it'll login.

Conversation is ok, games where not available and it may be related to flash plugin.

What does not

Opening external papes with wine internet explorer is tricky

What was not tested

Not tested voice and video.

Additional Comments

Follow advice for how to install messenger 7.0, the two version are very similar.
selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 30 20121.5.3Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4Jun 05 20111.3.21Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 25 20101.2-rc1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 07 20091.1.29Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 29 20091.1.13Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
16147 Webcam doesn't work REOPENED View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

Using winetricks install: msxml3, flash, riched20

Then just install MSN Messenger 7.5 with the default Windows xp version.

After the installation using winecfg change the Windows version to win2k.

And you will have you're almost perfect MSN Messenger 7.5.

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