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Fix the Pidgin SSL error for good in Ubuntu

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Still plagued by the Pidgin MSN error? Fix it for good by upgrading to the latest version of Pidgin.

“Pidgin 2.7.7 completely fixes the MSN certificate issue, enables multiple MSN logins, and fixes the AIM SSL Handshake Failure error.”

Upgrading isn’t difficult either.

Open a new terminal from the Applications > Accessories menu and enter

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pidgin-developers/ppa

After that, go to System>Administration>Update Manager, press “Check”, then install the new updates available.

Restart Pidgin and et voila – no more nag screen.