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Date:      Tue, 13 Jan 2009 15:51:44 +0000
From:      Ricardo Jesus <>
To:        Grant Peel <>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Transition Questions.
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Grant Peel wrote:
> Hi all,
> Well, over the past few days I have made the transition to FreeBSD (6.4) 
> as the primary OS on my home computer. I am currently running GNOME as a 
> desktop, and it seems to be running well. Indeed, I am using Thunderbird 
> to write this email!
> I have a couple of questions regarding the transition:
> 1. Does there exist a port or package, a messenger program, that is 
> compatible with Windoze Live Messenger? i.e. can I log in similar to 
> live messenger and see my contacts and collaborate with them?
Pidgin is a nice GTK program that works well with Windows Live Message 
> 2. Can I use any type of pictures for the desktop wallpaper? Where might 
> I find some good wallpaper depicting the FreeBSD Daemon and Logo?
Take a look at
> 3. How does one add a device to the desktop as an icon? i.e. an external 
> USB drive?
Take a look at I'm sure it will 
answer (or point you to) your Gnome related questions.
> TIA,
> -Grant
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