MSN Messenger allows you to chat online, in real time, with family, friends and colleagues. It's faster than e-mail, more discreet than a phone call, and best of all it's free! MSN Messenger is more than just text, it's a great way to collaborate with co-workers or touch base with family and friends.
You can even send an instant message to a contact's mobile phone. Customization features help you personalize your chats and make your connections even more meaningful.
This is with a clean configuration directory, with no other applications or games installed.
Linux Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04
Windows version emulated: 2000
Wine version tested: 1.1.14
Now download winetricks if you don't already have it and install the following Windows redistributables.
MSN Messenger install in Wine
Download MSN Messenger version 7.5.0324 from filehippo and save it to your home directory.
Now open a terminal and run $
The Messenger install should now start, I didn't select any of the extra addon software that comes bundled with it.
To run Messenger just click on Applications > Wine > Programs > MSN Messenger 7.5
Here's a few Screen Shots of MSN Messenger 7.5 running on my Ubuntu 8.04 laptop.
The larger thumbnails for the user and contacts do not show bug 8555, other then this annoyance chat works near perfectly.
Also, I didn't test cam support or online games ect, only chat was tested...