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Topic # 65068 28-Jul-2010 22:28
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Anyone got any suggestions for a small, GUI

LAN messenger that will run on W7 & W2kP

and everything in between? Preferably free-

ware or shareware, for home use.

 

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  Reply # 358009 28-Jul-2010 22:56
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How about MSN Messenger or Yahoo Messenger? Just about all Messengers will work on all Windows XP/2000/2003/Vista/7 platform..




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Reply # 358014 28-Jul-2010 23:04
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Aren't they www apps., Stephen? I.e. have a need to go

out and come back, rather than be within the home LAN?

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  Reply # 358020 28-Jul-2010 23:22
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You can use a XMPP/Jabber server, there are many free alternatives:

http://xmpp.org/software/servers.shtml

There are quite a few clients that support that protocol, for instance pidgin

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  Reply # 358075 29-Jul-2010 07:30
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A quick search finds this

http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/network/fwnetworkmessage.html

Have used Net message Sender (about 4th down) before, seemed to do the job.

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  Reply # 358146 29-Jul-2010 10:12
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Have used Net message Sender (about 4th down) before, seemed to do the job.

Thanks, Cyril - seems is doesn't work with W7, according to it's web page.

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  Reply # 358197 29-Jul-2010 11:06
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Try Stickit.. Really easy to use.. Basically stickit notes for your desktop that you send IM style.. Have used it for years..

Simply run it (no need to install anything) on the two computers, open it up, type your message right click and choose the other computer..

Best of all its free... and runs on all windows os's as far as i can tell..

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  Reply # 358351 29-Jul-2010 13:26
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Ouch! I got a weird not responding command window in W2kP

and it 'activated' the default LAN printer to print blank pages

endlessly. Had to shut everything down, as the print job wasn't

showing in the printer job queue. Very strange. 

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  Reply # 358366 29-Jul-2010 13:44
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Was that when using stickit? If so how weird! Have used it with windows2k before without a problem :/



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  Reply # 358385 29-Jul-2010 14:02
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Yes, the response I described earlier was
a consequence of double-clicking on the
down-loaded file you'd linked to. Wonder
if it was hacked / corrupt?
All very strange, indeed.

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  Reply # 358402 29-Jul-2010 14:22
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Oh.. Yeah i redownloaded it from the site, and got the black screen you mentioned. Seems the file is corrupt, its off the official site of the software :/, i have a copy on my machine that doesn't do that. Bit of a shame because i can't seem to find it anywhere else

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  Reply # 358407 29-Jul-2010 14:30
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Go for Openfire. It's easy to set up, if you don't have a spare computer to run linux on, just load it up in a virtual machine and use something like Pidgin to connect to it over your lan



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  Reply # 358436 29-Jul-2010 14:46
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gehenna: Go for Openfire.


Pidgin is already on one machine. (W2kP)

I've got IPCOP running as a www server.

Would it work from that machine, perhaps?

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