Microsoft Messenger 5.0 for Mac release date

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mcmillan, May 15, 2005.

  1. mcmillan macrumors 6502

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    The new Microsoft Messenger for Mac 5.0 (previously called MSN Messenger for Mac) will be released within the next 7 days. The most likely date will be this Monday, May 16th. Altough Mactopia.com will probably add the link on Tuesday or Wednesday, the application should be in Microsft's servers beginning tomorrow.

    The new features will be:
    -New Brushed Metal Look & Feel
    -Display Pictures
    -Custom Emoticons (Only receiving)
    -Improved File Transfers
    -New Conversation History
    -Bigger Buddy Lists
    -Up to 15 People in the same conversation
    -Corporate Messaging

    You already probably noticed that there will be no webcam support, audio conversations, videoconference, custom emoticons sending, nudges, viewing contact cards, and much more features available on MSN Messenger 7 for Windows.

    You can see the complete article here
    For more information, such as news, petitions, features, a forum and more... go to yourmac.net, which will automatically redirect you to MessengerforMac.com
     
  2. andysmith macrumors 6502

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    Just what we need :rolleyes: :D
     
  3. russed macrumors 68000

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    oh well looks like i will be staying with adium then!
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Just trying to think if this could possibly be any less exciting...


    ...nope...:rolleyes:



    Those boys an gals in the Mac MSN dev team must having been spending far to much time playing on prototype xbox 360's :eek:
     
  5. russed macrumors 68000

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    how long must those cahnges have taken to implement?! about all of a days work?
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    wow these are some awesome enhancements!! :cool: :rolleyes:

    meh, just another reason why i use adium, and i stay away from using msn messenger at all
     
  7. bentley macrumors 6502

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    Adium is still too glitchy for me.

    The official client is still the most stable I've tried.
     
  8. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Jesus, is it really that difficult to make MSN for Mac that is equal to the PC version. My favourite feature on the PC version is that it shows in your display name what is playing in your itunes. I would love that!
     
  9. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    Those bastards
     
  10. chameeeleon macrumors 6502

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    killuminati, the iTunes song thing can be done in Adium. For the song name, type "%_Track" (no quotes) in your display name, and for the artist type "%_Artist". So I have "%_Artist - %_Track" and it shows up like "The Shins - Pink Bullets".
     
  11. oriol macrumors member

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    wow finally a new messenger but ur not gonna be able to do s#th with it. i dont know why microsoft doesn't want to do something good for OS X. :confused:

    someone knows a good msn messenger software that has the same feat. as the 7.0 version. :confused:
     
  12. Bern macrumors 68000

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    So it took M$ all those months to add brushed metal to Messenger :eek: No wonder Longhorn will be such a hack...
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    AV support would be the only thing that would make me bother...and it isn't in there. This would be like Adobe jumping up and down because they're releasing PS6 for the Mac tomorrow. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Mord macrumors G4

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    i currently use mercury messenger and i like it but it's very slow and laggy, i never use the AV features of it so i'll try 5
     
  15. mcmillan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The Administrator killed my topic... go here for the official one. Note that this news was posted in MacRumors' Page 2 News.
     
  16. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    Meh... I never have used the official AIM or MSN clients, and doubt I ever will, as long as 80x better programs like Adium and iChat are around.
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If the Trillian and Adium folks joined forces, so that the Trillian peeps did the back end and AV implementation, and the Adium peeps did the front-end, I'm pretty sure they'd take over the world. :D
     
  18. iindigo macrumors 6502a

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    That would be nice, but it won't happen for two reasons:

    Trillian is closed-source shareware
    Adium is 100% open-source - even the back end (the back end is GAIM the linux chat client)
     
  19. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, true, and too sad. :(
     

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