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Alternative Ways of Connecting to MSN Messenger via RISC OS
Alternative Ways of Connecting to MSN Messenger via RISC OS
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The most popular instant messenger system available in the world is MSN Messenger, there are many ways of connecting to MSN Messenger from RISC OS, the most popular way is buying Grapevine from RComp but not everyone are willing or can pay for it. These are the many alternative ways to connect to MSN Messenger from RISC OS without spending a penny!
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The most widely-used instant messenger system available in the world is MSN Messenger. There are many ways of connecting to MSN Messenger from RISC OS, the most popular way being to buy Grapevine from RComp. However, there are several alternative ways to connect to MSN Messenger from RISC OS without spending a penny:
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Bitlbee - http://www.bitlbee.com
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Bitlbee – http://www.bitlbee.com
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By using the Bitlbee IRC server you can connect to ICQ, MSN, Jabber and many other instant messengers as well as IRC from your IRC client! You can connect to the Bitlebee IRC server from any RISC OS IRC client, Cretin (http://jymbob.drobe.co.uk) is highly recommended. This does all of the features Grapevine and more but can be slightly more confusing.
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By using the Bitlbee IRC server you can connect to ICQ, MSN, Jabber and many other instant messenger services – as well as IRC – from your IRC client. You can connect to the Bitlebee IRC server from any RISC OS IRC client, and Cretin (http://jymbob.drobe.co.uk) is highly recommended. This has more features than Grapevine, but can also be more confusing to use.
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eBuddy - http://www.ebuddy.com or MSN Web Messenger - http://webmessenger.msn.com
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eBuddy – http://www.ebuddy.com or MSN Web Messenger – http://webmessenger.msn.com
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You can access MSN messenger from most modern RISC OS web browsers (NetSurf is recommended) using http://www.ebuddy.com/mobile/ which is a non-JavaScript web messenger designed for portable devices. Those of you which have a JavaScript enabled browser (Webster XL is recommended) can access 'the real deal' which is much better than the non-JavaScript version and you can even have Display Pictures! (You cannot even do that in Grapevin at the moment)
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You can access MSN messenger from most modern RISC OS web browsers (NetSurf is recommended) using http://www.ebuddy.com/mobile/ which is a non-JavaScript web messenger client designed for portable devices. Those of you who have a JavaScript enabled browser (Webster XL is recommended) can access the JavaScript version, which is more fully-featured. It even includes the ability to display pictures, which is not even available in Grapevine at the moment.
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Alternative Ways of Connecting to MSN Messenger via RISC OS

The most widely-used instant messenger system available in the world is MSN Messenger. There are many ways of connecting to MSN Messenger from RISC OS, the most popular way being to buy Grapevine from RComp. However, there are several alternative ways to connect to MSN Messenger from RISC OS without spending a penny:


Bitlbee – http://www.bitlbee.com

By using the Bitlbee IRC server you can connect to ICQ, MSN, Jabber and many other instant messenger services – as well as IRC – from your IRC client. You can connect to the Bitlebee IRC server from any RISC OS IRC client, and Cretin (http://jymbob.drobe.co.uk) is highly recommended. This has more features than Grapevine, but can also be more confusing to use.


eBuddy – http://www.ebuddy.com or MSN Web Messenger – http://webmessenger.msn.com

You can access MSN messenger from most modern RISC OS web browsers (NetSurf is recommended) using http://www.ebuddy.com/mobile/ which is a non-JavaScript web messenger client designed for portable devices. Those of you who have a JavaScript enabled browser (Webster XL is recommended) can access the JavaScript version, which is more fully-featured. It even includes the ability to display pictures, which is not even available in Grapevine at the moment.

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