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.
Follow advice for how to install messenger 7.0, the two version are very similar.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 30 2012||1.5.3||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||openSUSE 11.4||Jun 05 2011||1.3.21||Yes||Yes||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 25 2010||1.2-rc1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 07 2009||1.1.29||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Current||Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 29 2009||1.1.13||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
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.