basic help

Brian Morrison bdm at
Wed Dec 2 18:07:53 EST 2009

On Wed, 2 Dec 2009 13:12:14 -0800 (PST)
"Debra J. King" <djking at> wrote:

> I've installed Pidgin, but don't understand the basic functionality, so I
> feel like the User Guide and FAQs are starting at "G" instead of "A".
> Terms are unfamiliar to me, so when it says things like "user protocol" I
> don't know what that means.  Is there a "Pidgin for Dummies" here
> somewhere?

That protocol is just the underlying IM service, so AIM, MSN, Yahoo IM
and so on.

> I've worked with Yahoo IM successfully for years, but this is like a whole
> different animal to me and my work is requiring it!

Well, if work is requiring it, it sounds like they should be supporting
you with it. A bit unreasonable to just take the sink or swim approach!


Brian Morrison

                "I am not young enough to know everything"
                                                          Oscar Wilde

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