We've blogged about it endlessly of late - but now Ubuntu 11.10 users can finally try it out for themselves. What am I jabbering about? Empathy with Microsoft's newly-implemented MSN XMPP support...
Barely day after GNOME devs added it to Empathy, working MSN XMPP support has landed in Ubuntu 12.04. The feature allows stable connection to the MSN Network using the open standard XMPP service. The use of such a well supported standard should give Linux users a stable and consistent connection to what is one of the worlds largest IM networks. If you're already using Ubuntu 12.04 you'll find this update sliding down the update pipes very shortly.
Empathy users can look forward to native MSN XMPP in the version 3.3.2 of the popular chat app. The feature comes days after Microsoft announced connection to their millions-strong MSN messaging service via the popular open XMPP standard.
The developers of popular third-party MSN client 'emesene' have warned that some users may experience login issues with the stable version of the client. But fear not - there is a temporary fix available that should tide you over until the issue is sorted.