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Also MSN 9 - 2009 is behind us!

Post by 3Di » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:06 pm

I d/l the latest BETA here: http://download.live.com/?mkt=en-en

In the meantime I'll check it out I'm just curious to know if somebody else is using this IM will upgrade it or not and all about about this new app.

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Re: Also MSN 9 - 2009 is behind us!

Post by damsprivate » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:48 pm

i rather use disby

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Re: Also MSN 9 - 2009 is behind us!

Post by A_O_C » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:58 pm

ive always thought of MSN as nothing but bloat on my PC i dont need. it doesnt just install the I.M. app, but alot of "features" i dont user/need. meebo takes care of my MSN, AIM, YAHOO needs. :D

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Re: Also MSN 9 - 2009 is behind us!

Post by damsprivate » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:02 pm

A_O_C wrote:ive always thought of MSN as nothing but bloat on my PC i dont need. it doesnt just install the I.M. app, but alot of "features" i dont user/need. meebo takes care of my MSN, AIM, YAHOO needs. :D
well it dont have my favorite addons.
hmm do u know anymore im software ?
with facebook on it ?

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Post by A_O_C » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:14 pm

damsprivate wrote:well it dont have my favorite addons.
yeah, its really the "slim down" version of the I.M. apps (why i like it)


damsprivate wrote:hmm do u know anymore im software ?
with facebook on it ?
no, sorry

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Re: Also MSN 9 - 2009 is behind us!

Post by Tripp » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:43 pm

I think MSN messenger has been a joke from the beginning. I personally believe Yahoo and AIM have always dominated. Also, Windows, XP anyway, throws it in on a default setup. Well, "Windows Messenger". To me, that's bloat. If people want to use MSN, they'll download it.

Besides, I use Pidgin. It has all my IM needs in one, plus a nice plugin system.

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Post by 3Di » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:16 am

I hope I'm wrong but I think I lost all contacts after the upgrade. :lol:

Hopefully I saved them in a different partition, just the effort to search.. I hope. :evil:
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Post by stickerboy » Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:44 pm

I use WL Messenger and the Live Mail app - got the beta's a few days ago and quite enjoying them so far. Especially the update to Mail - Option to quickly add a new mail account, re-designed toolbar - so I can junk mail more easily now :lol:
I see in messenger they've removed a few status options, now only 4. I always hoped they would allow you to customise your away message. I vote to bring back "Out to Lunch" - I used that constantly :mrgreen: I don't use any of the other programs, so can't comment :)
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Re: Also MSN 9 - 2009 is behind us!

Post by SamG » Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:12 pm

Live Messenger is a good tool and my preference as well when using Windows. I use Pidgin under Ubuntu and like it but not enough to convert to it under Windows. In the Linux world, I prefer Kopete over Pidgin.

That said, is Microsoft actually supporting two IM clients? I've used WLM for some time (and plain old Windows Messenger before that) and am a little confused about what MSN Messenger is all about relative to WLM.
We should talk less, and say more.

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Post by stickerboy » Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:09 pm

Windows Live Messenger used to be called MSN Messenger. The last version to be named MSN was 7.5 as far as I remember. Everything after that was when they shifted to Live. Whether they are still supporting it, i'm not sure :)
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Re: Also MSN 9 - 2009 is behind us!

Post by dsavi » Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:44 pm

People say MSN sucks, but what's the point in using a feature-packed IMer that nobody else uses? It's the only program that I will use just for that reason. :lol: Otherwise I'd use Skype.

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Re: Also MSN 9 - 2009 is behind us!

Post by SamG » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:08 pm

You must be talking about client-specific bells and whistles and not IM connectivity. Since I'm not a big user of bells and whistles, using third party clients presents no problems that I'm aware of.
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Post by god0fgod » Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:39 pm

Pidgin is better in my opinion allthough it is buggy at times (Tried both Windows and Linux versions and both have bugs. Windows version is worst.).

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Re: Also MSN 9 - 2009 is behind us!

Post by Tripp » Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:56 pm

god0fgod wrote:Pidgin is better in my opinion allthough it is buggy at times (Tried both Windows and Linux versions and both have bugs. Windows version is worst.).
I've never had a problem with it. Not sure what bugs you're talking about. I installed a music plugin to display my status as what song I'm playing, and I noticed every once in a while, Pidgin will completely close and when I start it back up, I have to re-add my accounts. But, that's the only problem I've ever ran into.

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Re: Also MSN 9 - 2009 is behind us!

Post by god0fgod » Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:11 pm

It sometimes strugles with big group conversations and it also has a bug where you have to highlight to see the last message. Only small tings really and perhaps something to do with the PC I use. The Windows version was bad just because of the operating system. It would crash constantly.

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