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Microsoft is scrapping Windows Live Messenger Goodbye Windows live Messenger

 
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Microsoft is scrapping Windows Live Messenger Goodbye Windows live Messenger
Microsoft to drop Messenger, switch to Skype

Microsoft is scrapping its instant-messaging program and forcing most users to switch to Skype.

Maintaining Windows Live Messenger made less sense after Microsoft Corp. bought Skype for $8.5 billion last year. A new version of Skype released a few weeks ago allows users to sign in with a Microsoft account. By merging the two services, people won't have to maintain two separate contact lists.

Microsoft says much has changed in how people communicate. There's more use of text messaging and social networking, for instance.

Microsoft said in Tuesday's announcement that Messenger users who switch to Skype will get benefits such as the ability to call landline and mobile phones and better support on mobile devices.

Except for mainland China, Messenger will be discontinued worldwide after the first quarter of 2013.

[link to blogs.msdn.com]

[link to www.cbsnews.com]

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Damn i actually still use MSN too - -
THE EBOLA-ZOMBIES ARE COMING!
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Microsoft to drop Messenger, switch to Skype

Microsoft is scrapping its instant-messaging program and forcing most users to switch to Skype.

Maintaining Windows Live Messenger made less sense after Microsoft Corp. bought Skype for $8.5 billion last year. A new version of Skype released a few weeks ago allows users to sign in with a Microsoft account. By merging the two services, people won't have to maintain two separate contact lists.

Microsoft says much has changed in how people communicate. There's more use of text messaging and social networking, for instance.

Microsoft said in Tuesday's announcement that Messenger users who switch to Skype will get benefits such as the ability to call landline and mobile phones and better support on mobile devices.

Except for mainland China, Messenger will be discontinued worldwide after the first quarter of 2013.

[link to blogs.msdn.com]

[link to www.cbsnews.com]

lala
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Anyone that uses a messenger service still is a tool.
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Meh! whatever
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Live messenger sucked much cock. Can't say I'm sorry to see Mr. Gates kill it.
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First thing I uninstall from windows anyway. I wasn't even aware anyone still used it. whatever
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Re: Microsoft is scrapping Windows Live Messenger Goodbye Windows live Messenger
Hotmail was great until microsnot "assimilated it" then it became Mountains of Spam News messenger.
Skype was great until it was again gobbled up by the windows monster and features that once "free" such as screen sharing on windows at least, became chargeable services.
I expect over the next few months that skype will morph into some hideous remnant of its former self full of spam and ad-ware and people will be paying just to get rid of the ever increasing animated commercial banners that will be taking up half of the video frame.
At least for now they cannot get their greedy meddling hands on facetime.
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Re: Microsoft is scrapping Windows Live Messenger Goodbye Windows live Messenger
Microsoft to drop Messenger, switch to Skype

Microsoft is scrapping its instant-messaging program and forcing most users to switch to Skype.

Maintaining Windows Live Messenger made less sense after Microsoft Corp. bought Skype for $8.5 billion last year. A new version of Skype released a few weeks ago allows users to sign in with a Microsoft account. By merging the two services, people won't have to maintain two separate contact lists.

Microsoft says much has changed in how people communicate. There's more use of text messaging and social networking, for instance.

Microsoft said in Tuesday's announcement that Messenger users who switch to Skype will get benefits such as the ability to call landline and mobile phones and better support on mobile devices.

Except for mainland China, Messenger will be discontinued worldwide after the first quarter of 2013.

[link to blogs.msdn.com]

[link to www.cbsnews.com]

lala
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They need to scrap windows 8....
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They need to scrap windows 8....


Absolutely!! It sux!redface
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I didn't know it still existed.

I remember using ICQ about 10 years ago too.
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Used it a bit for chatting on Kinect. I assume this means Kinect video chat will now be over Skype? Sounds good to me.
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and what about LYNC...
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Kinda sucks. I still use it to chat with friends from outta town.
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They need to scrap windows 8....


Absolutely!! It sux!redface


I agree.
There is not words to describe windoze 8
Who want a pc that feels like a giant iphone?
Worst interface ever.

Live messenger was a pioneer but xmpp is the new standard, and soon enough most network will be compatible.
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ive got a Dozen ZUNEs and 5 Windows phones for sale....
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They need to scrap windows 8....
 Quoting: McFly 27430014


Absolutely!! It sux!redface


I agree.
There is not words to describe windoze 8
Who want a pc that feels like a giant iphone?
Worst interface ever.

Live messenger was a pioneer but xmpp is the new standard, and soon enough most network will be compatible.


Its for touch screen devices, mainly media, its not ment to be used as a standard OS. Thats the direction all OS will go.
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Who still uses that along with ie explorer? Those are filled with all kinds of back doors good riddance.
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windoz8... doom.....
It's life as we know it, but only just.
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and what about LYNC...
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Lync is a corporate product, we use it at work. Wouldn't doubt to see a hybrid of that and Skype.
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I love the fact that every time a big change like this is made there is SUCH care for how it will effect the users. Oh wait........nevermind.
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They need more people to record while they camsex.
Oovoo FTW!
Search about how microsfoft "may or may not" record skype calls! Bing it.
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google talk is much better from what i've dealt with.
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Just take a look at what Skype does when it's running.

Take a look at how many ports it opens, how your computer is used as a node and where your traffic is routed through.

It's not secure in the least. Look forward to all the Skype service packs.

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lala
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op if you're going to 'lala' it.
why did you even post?
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It's life as we know it, but only just.
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They need to scrap windows 8....
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Absolutely!! It sux!redface
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xmpp has redefined how chats work and it's definitely the next standard of industry.

Also I don't know about anyone else, but I personally miss using Windows XP. Fuck Win8 down to hell. Win7 is usable and so was Vista but XP will forever be my favorite OS.

Last Edited by SteamrolledGobias on 11/10/2012 07:36 AM
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Figures! I still use MSN Messenger...oh well.
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Hotmail was great until microsnot "assimilated it" then it became Mountains of Spam News messenger.
Skype was great until it was again gobbled up by the windows monster and features that once "free" such as screen sharing on windows at least, became chargeable services.
I expect over the next few months that skype will morph into some hideous remnant of its former self full of spam and ad-ware and people will be paying just to get rid of the ever increasing animated commercial banners that will be taking up half of the video frame.
At least for now they cannot get their greedy meddling hands on facetime.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1337218


AMEN!
Hotmail was great when it was lean and simple.
So was Google.

The Peter Principle in action.

People can NOT leave well enough alone,
and their egos are too large to allow side-by-side
applications, so people can vote with their usage.

If there was an option "old Hotmail"
or "old Google",
the bloated piles of shit they have designed
would go down the drain INSTANTLY,
along with the designers and bean counters egos.
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Live messenger sucked much cock. Can't say I'm sorry to see Mr. Gates kill it.
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lol, yep..

yahoo messenger is much more popular anyways
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I use facebook and xbox live I have not used any chat program like msn for at least 5 years if not longer

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