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May 31, 2000, 15:19 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Licq is an extreamly great clone of the super-popular Internet application for Windows called ICQ. It has grown tremendously in the past couple of years, and finding one that best emulates the Windows GUI was hard to find. There are several that try to copy the ICQ for windows program, and there are others that take it to a different level. Throughout the many that I tried, I found the Licq was the best. Licq uses the QT development library for it's GUI, which a lot of people tend to have the most problem with when they try to install it, I know it took me a while before I could actually get it working properly."

"As of this writing, the current stable release of Licq is 0.81 which was released March 28th, 2000. It uses QT 2.1 beta 3 for it's GUI so it's essential to download the nessesary files. ...Also if you would like to use custom skins and icons, check out the official Licq skins/icons homepage located at Note: There are RPM's for these releases available (For Red Hat systems) but I would advise against using them, installing from tarballs is much better to ensure they will work correctly."

"This is, by far, the most confusing step for most people, after getting by this, the rest is much easier. First log in as user, and untar the archive using the command:

   tar -zxvf qt-x11-2.1.0-beta4.tar.gz
Then cd into the directory it makes (cd qt-2.1.0-beta4). The first, and most important thing you should do before installing any program is to check the README and INSTALL files for important information. Many people forget this, and then wonder why they experience problems."

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