Two desktop apps you must know about

mercury messenger1. Mercury Messenger is Java-based MSN client. Nice and powerful MSN client. Among it’s features I would mention the following ones:

  • Support for multiple operating systems (you can run the same Mercury version on Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux and Windows)
  • USB Stick Support (all settings, chat logs, etc… will be saved on your USB stick)
  • Be online with several MSN addresses at the same time (without starting a new program for every account)
  • Login with your status on ‘Invisible’ or any other status you want.
  • Have a different MSN name in every conversation (Personal name)
  • Send screen shots to your contacts
  • On screen display of events
  • Movable event box (the window that shows events at the right bottom of your screen in MSN)
  • Avatar scroller, automaticly change your avatar every 5 minutes
  • Override someones avatar
  • Enter notes while in a conversation you might need later (date of birth, last name, phone numbers
  • And many more…

Download it from here.

atunesthumb.png2. aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems. It’s features list is impressive, you can get it here. Download latest version from this page.


Stefan Durand

My name is Stefan, I'm the admin of LinuxScrew. I am a full-time Linux/Unix sysadmin, a hobby Python programmer, and a part-time blogger. I post useful guides, tips, and tutorials on common Linux and Programming issues. Feel free to reach out in the comment section.

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