MSN is really getting me down

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by 03bigMark03, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. 03bigMark03

    03bigMark03 Guest

    Hiya people. I have an old ass PC, pentium 2 400MHz, 256MB SDRam so wat I do to keep it in top notch is use Windows 98SE with 98 Lite Pro, and that means remove Internet Explorer!

    I'm not a happy bunny at the moment. I use Mozilla Firebird to browse the web, and my system has not crashed yet.

    Now I've been try verious versions of Trillian Pro (and beta 2), Miranda, Gaim but I got an email from a guy who devloped a plugin for protocol 8 in Mianda said that I would not be able to connect to the MSN network because it """""requires Internet Explorer""""""""".

    No it's SSL I head on the miranda forums. How the heck would Linux and Unix apps support it. Gee anyone know how to get by this, surly theres a way or an alternative app. I detest Internet Explorer. My windows folder is 264MB at this current moment. I do not wish to make it any bigger buy installing the horrible Internet Explorer. Firebird all the way!
     
  2. chaos945

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    I keep getting harassed by MSN instant messaging me to upgrade, although I'm not even using MSN Messenger I'm using Trillian as well. Blocking them didn't work. :D
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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  4. UnrealRocks

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    Everyone will have to use MSN soon ... although there are 'talks of a buisiness deal' I see someone like Trillain ending up as a susidury of Microsoft!

    Do I hear the words world domination? - lol
     
  5. napalmnthemorning

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    I had MSN8 and hated it, except the chick saying "good morning".. Anyway it is nothing less then spyware, a frickn' marketing tracking program.. "Yuuuukk".. Also got those nasty popups through messenger before disabling it Control Panel>Administrative Services>Services. AOL is just as bad..

    http://www.opentechsupport.net/forums/archive/topic/11211-1.html
     
  6. 03bigMark03

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    Still get the MSN staff message speedy.
     
  7. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

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    The Trillian folks say they will have it patched by the deadline.
     
  8. 03bigMark03

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    Hey all. You say trillian supports it, but I assume by that it requires Internet Explorer.
     
  9. lechtard

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    It is rumored that AOL and M$ are partnering to make an all in one usit that will allow people to talk to each other on the AIM and MSN network at the same time .. they will have both the features of each client built in to it and such - that should be interesting, As for trillian I don't use it - I don't like it ..
     
  10. 03bigMark03

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    People, do you understand my post up there!?! I'm looking for an apllication that can connect to the MSN V8 protocol (oct. 15th) and it DOSN'T require Internet Explorer. Hello! I've tried google and timeless hours scouring the internet and trying to find programs that would work but no go!
     
  11. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Hello, dude you not listening? Trillian does this.
     
  12. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    why not just use the Regular MSN client - then you will save yourself a headache .. But if you are dead set on trying to find something else Miranda and Tirllian will do it ...
     
  13. 03bigMark03

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    lechtard you didn't read my first topic. I don't have Internet Explorer installed. Also Trillian Pro 2 Beta 3 required Internet Explorer to be installed. I assume that the patch for Trillian Pro V1 will require Internet Explorer.
     
  14. napalmnthemorning

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    Wow! uninstalling IE. I can see disabling this, but doesn't Gates have a self destruct devise in our PC's if you try to uninstall IE.

    Seriously though 03bigMark03 I had MSN8 and had to have cookies on accept for third party to even start it. Its a cross domain cookie. Pretty nasty and its integrated pretty deep into the IE program. Hey dude you need to save up your pennies and get a new rig. That P-2 is going to hiccup every other website. No to raz you anymore but is that an electric start or a pull start on that thing

    I did some searching and came across this link for Opera 7.01 and its integration with MSN.

    Opera releases "Bork" edition
     
  15. lechtard

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    Eh??? well then if you really want to use them you will just have to put in IE again .. plain and simple .. I don't see how not having IE installed will criple those progs .. but then IE has thins that are needed to make the pc run - why don't you just go to the 98lite site and ask them, they will know more about it ..
     
  16. 03bigMark03

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    Peh. Screw IE. When my system had XP it was chugging a long like an old age pensioner but with 98LitePro it feels like 21st Cent.

    Should of done one more insult and gone 98Micro and remove the HTML engine by Microsoft Altogether.
     
  17. napalmnthemorning

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    03bigMark03 dude, come on your running a pentium 2 400MHz. Chugging along is about all your going to get whatever you run.

    98litepro should work for you.

    98litePro
     
  18. 03bigMark03

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    Peh funny how some people don't read things.
     
  19. napalmnthemorning

    napalmnthemorning Moderator

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    I need glasses. I'm glad 98litePro works for you.
     
  20. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    Your attitude and your tone are less than need to be desired - Don't look for any help from me in the future ..