How to Make Your Instant Messenger Talk in Ubuntu Linux 10
How to Make Your Instant Messenger Talk in Ubuntu Linuxby Lonnie Lee Best
Sometimes instant messages are important enough to break away from what you’re currently doing and sometime they’re not. In Ubuntu, you can setup your Instant Messenger to automatically speak (vocally) incoming instant messages. Now you can decide their importance before clicking away from your current task. This article will show you how to quickly set this up.
However, I don’t use Empathy. I use Pidgin for this same functionality instead (which once came with your default installation of Ubuntu instead of Empathy). I don’t know all the reason why Ubuntu decided to make Empathy the default instant messenger (instead of Pidgin), but I can tell you this: Empathy lacks many features that Pidgin supports. If the “little purple pidgin” icon is on the status tray (by the clock), right click the icon and select “Quit”. Note: by default, in Ubuntu 10.10, if pidgin is running, it will hide Pidgin’s icon under the “Envelope” icon menu, by the clock.