Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 8th Nov 2012 02:24 UTC
Windows Microsoft is discontinuing Windows Live Messenger in 1st quarter 2013, forcing users to switch to Skype. Most would want to switch to Skype anyway with its more advanced capabilities, and the switch makes sense to Microsoft, since they purchased Skype for $8.5 billion last year. However, the move may be seen as typical Redmondian high-handedness by those using Messenger with dial-up. Technically Skype works with dial-up but in practice most agree you really need broadband for decent use. Will everyone view Messenger as replaceable by Skype?
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RE: MSN and Linux
by Stephen! on Thu 8th Nov 2012 15:48 UTC in reply to "MSN and Linux"
Stephen!
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2007-11-24

Windows Live Messenger a.k.a. MSN, never worked quite well on Linux


Basic text chat seemed to work well enough with aMSN, just other issues such as webcam, when MS changed the webcam protocols for Live Messenger. And the ugly fonts when aMSN was using Tk/Tcl 8.4

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