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I recently got invited to use Live Messenger.

Just wondering if any of the rest of you are using it?

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I am and it's alright, I like it. :wink:

What about Live Mail? Have you tried it?

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I personally don't like it... (except cosmetically)

It's too bulky, and most of the features are straight from Messenger Plus!.... I prefer 7.5 to be honest.
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It's really quite unstable. It makes my CPU useage just spike and makes the computer lag badly sometimes, normally when burning a disc or two.

Sign in seems to have a bug that fails first time, very strange.

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Typical Microsoft app.

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Of course the features are from MsgPlus... Patchou and MS are thick as theives.. Why do you think the option to yank the ad-banner was removed from MsgPlus? ;-)
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I'm also invited for Windows Live Mail. It's like if u are using Gmail, but the interface of Live Mail is even better. It lookes like MS Outlook 2003. And yes.. Windows Live Messenger has a high CPU load..
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Post by Amailer »

I tired WLM, and in IMO it isn't good- they might have even made it worse than MSN Messenger.

Extremely BULKY and a lot of worthless things added onto it- also the sharing feature, isn't that in a way going to promote P2P of...music and etc :roll:

Patchou is thick as a thieve? o.O
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when i tried it, it said my email wasnt qualified :? any help?

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You need an invitation inorder to use WLM, similar to the way Google did it for GMail.
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Sounds like something M$ would do. Same thing with Windows, it has too
much bloat.

iChat, AIM or an open source software are way better.

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Ive had Windows Live e-mail for awhile now, and I must say its better than Hotmail in some ways, but the look is quite boring. White, slim blue lines, and a banner. Gah. Not to mention, slow.
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imac600 wrote: Sounds like something M$ would do. Same thing with Windows, it has too
much bloat.

iChat, AIM or an open source software are way better.


You should be objective. ;-)

Actually, when you think about it, GMail, Orkut and similar beta products do (GMail still does, but everyone gets 100 invites each last time I checked) require invites. And both of the ones I mentioned are by Google. ;-) I don't see you saying anything about them being evil. :-P

iChat is not open-source, and neither is AIM. In fact, with the exception for Jabber, many IM clients do not use their own protocol... the software may be open-source, but the protocol is not. AIM is ad-supported as well, so that's one reason it's free.
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Post by f(x)=sinx »

txuspe wrote: What about Live Mail? Have you tried it?

I use Live Mail for my @msn.com account. There are a few really awesome features like the resizable columns 'n such, but there many limits. Example, you can only use IE (I'm a Firefox user). Ouch, don't like that one. Plus, it's all "white"... no color or design really.

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Post by ChaosBringer »

Microsoft is doing it all over again, they stole Mac's idea to make windows(mac did steal from xerox<--is that how u spell it?) and now they are copying everything they can, its like they are desperate to control everything. I am just glad that there is such a thing as open source where we can all help out and choose from the options we have.

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