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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

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

Setup

Login (in terminal type wine cmd then you get a normal win command windows then type msnmsgr.exe your username and password and hit enter.

Then msn opens and login.

 

What does not

All other you need to use msn messenger.

What was not tested

Chat because you can't see your online friends (you can't see your offline friends either)

 

Additional Comments


selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 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 
ShowUbuntu 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
201 Igowin: masking problem - image is not transparent CLOSED FIXED View
3534 Systray icons are not transparent... CLOSED FIXED View
4087 Window decorations don't show up after being hidden CLOSED DUPLICATE View
4781 MSN Silently cannot connect to network CLOSED ABANDONED View
5971 MSN Messenger 7.5 has no username, password area CLOSED ABANDONED View
8300 Title bar shown in window style that does not have one CLOSED FIXED View
8498 builtin msxml3 fails to validate MSN Messenger's xml CLOSED FIXED View
8555 No large display pictures in MSN Messenger 7.0 CLOSED FIXED View
12718 Typing the username in MSN Messenger 7.5 is really slow CLOSED FIXED View
12965 Weird border in MSN Messenger when hiding tittle bar CLOSED FIXED View
13196 Icons with inverted color or without transparent background CLOSED DUPLICATE View
15334 richedit: cursor doesn't change when over a scrollbar CLOSED FIXED View
16147 Webcam doesn't work REOPENED View
20188 MSN Messenger 7.5 hangs while signing in CLOSED FIXED 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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