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Can you get Windows Messenger on Linux?

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2009-04-07 20:52:35
2009-04-07 20:52:35

Microsoft does not make a messenger for Linux. However, several Linux clients can connect to the Windows Live Messenger network, such as Pidgin, Kopete, and aMSN.

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