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Date:      Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:54:24 -0500
From:      Grant Peel <gpeel@thenetnow.com>
To:        ricardo.m.jesus@criticalsoftware.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Transition Questions.
Message-ID:  <496CD550.5060701@thenetnow.com>
In-Reply-To: <496CB890.4070700@gmail.com>
References:  <496CA938.60903@thenetnow.com> <496CB890.4070700@gmail.com>

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Ricardo Jesus wrote:
> 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 
> network.
>>
>> 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 http://www.freebsd.org/art.html
>>
>> 3. How does one add a device to the desktop as an icon? i.e. an 
>> external USB drive?
> Take a look at http://www.freebsd.org/gnome/index.html. I'm sure it 
> will answer (or point you to) your Gnome related questions.
>>
>> TIA,
>>
>> -Grant
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Thanks Richard,

A couple of more questions if anyone has the time.

1. I have been searching for a iTunes client. i.e. a player that I can 
play my iTunes on. Does such a thing exist? Is there an iTunes client 
that can connect to the iTunes store?

2. I want to import my Oulook express folders to Thinderbird. I know it 
can be done on windows, but when I try the impirt feature (running 
Thunderbord on FreeBSD), there is no option to do this. Is there a way?

-Grant



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