new msn messenger? ever?

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  1. jonmichael23 macrumors newbie

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    I like the way messenger for mac looks, but it's missing way too many features....some that even msn messenger 5.0 had. I'd like to use my isight on messenger, seeing as I have 150 people on that and three on iChat. I'd love to play the games messenger 6.0 (again-windows) has, especially since they look like they were made for mac (the checkers men on the left look exactly like the icon for 3.5) I heard microsoft's "introducing" new products at mac expo...... anyone know if there'll be a spankin new msn messenger 4.0? If not, will there ever be one that's on par with the wintel version? Oh I forgot, mac messenger kicks me off way too much and I have dsl :confused: ! I really dont enjoy using virtual pc. Thanks

    Jonathan
     
  2. ltgator333 macrumors member

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    don't hold your breath

    I don't doubt that eventually there will be a new version of MSN for Mac but I sincerely doubt it will ever be on par with the windoze version. Another example is yahoo messenger... yahoo messenger for Un*x is more functional (if you can get it installed) that YM for mac, and it's not even written for OS X, more like a carbon app. MSN for Mac has gotten waay better than the previous 2.x versions, so I have some hope that if version 4.x is as better than 3.x as 3.x was better than previous, we may have a decent messenger, but most likely not up to what the windoze version can do.
     
  3. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I would have to agree, in the spirit of MS the Mac version will always be crippled and feature-parched.
     
  4. mattroberts macrumors regular

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    Fire

    Slightly off topic but If you're using multiple IM systems you might want to check out Fire
    http://fire.sourceforge.net/

    I use it for ICW/MSN/Yahoo/AOL its great and amazingly stable and also free (yay) :)

    just thought i'd let people know as i haven't seen a mention of it yet in the forums.

    cheers and Happy holidays
    matt
     
  5. aldo macrumors regular

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    Fire crashes so bad so often on my iBook, both on Jaguar 10.2.8 and now Panther 10.3, 10.3.1 and 10.3.2.

    It also has very little support for basic things such as font support...
     
  6. mattroberts macrumors regular

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    its NEVER crashed on my PB. and it has some font support. your probably using an earlier version.


    cheers
     
  7. SoarEyes macrumors member

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    dumb question?

    I’m new to ichat. can you use ichat to chat with people on msn?
    I’m oblivious, thanks in advance.
     
  8. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Re: dumb question?

    No ichat can only chat to people on AIM/ICQ.
     
  9. alect006 macrumors newbie

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    Jonathon, i've got to say I've had the same bloody problems with msn for mac ever since i got it, who designed it should be sacked immediatly, i get disconnected at least once every 10minutes, we dont have compatible emoticons with MSN 6, we cant use the talk feature, theres not webcam feature, no games, nothing, the bloody thing hasnt been updated in over a year, MSN for windows is updated every couple of months! I'm tired of microsoft pathetically trying to force us to use their inferior systems and just hope that one day soon the problem can be resolved.

    Tom
     
  10. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    I agree, MSN crashes all the time, its unacceptable.

    Anyway, MSN Messenger 4.0 is coming for Mac along with Office 2004 (see http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2004/Jan04/01-06Office2004IntentPR.asp )

    This is what the Page says:

    Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Standard Edition. This includes Word 2004, Excel 2004, PowerPoint 2004, Entourage 2004 and MSN® Messenger Version 4.0. <------ THERE YOU GO

    Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Student and Teacher Edition. This is the same offering as Standard Edition, but is available for a discounted price for qualified students and teachers.

    Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition. This is the same offering as Standard Edition, but also includes Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac Version 7 with Windows® XP Professional.


    Obviously, it'll be a free download aswell.
     
  11. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    and...


    Really ICQ? I didn't know that. All i know is this:

    ichat:

    Video
    AIM (only AIM for Mac with 2 or less; With Win= 2.1 or above)
    .Mac
    Rendezvous users with ichat 2 or above
    Audio
    AIM (same as video)
    .Mac
    Rendezvous users with ichat 2 or above
    Text
    AIM (same)
    .Mac
    Rendezvous users with any version of iChat
     
  13. ingenious macrumors 65832

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    same here


    Same here..... how many times has the school called me out of class for tech support? Look at the number of signatures on that petition :p (No, the 14 in my name is j cuz my b-day's on the April 14th)
     
  14. ingenious macrumors 65832

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    Yes, the PB is my schools... :( (See signature)
     
  15. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Just signed, I was number 5389, so I imagine thats how many have signed too.

    Microsoft better listen! Otherwise everyone will use Fire, whose file sharing capabilities are better (i've found them to be) than MSN.
     
  16. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    Microsoft will release Mac products that serve their agenda as best as possible while courting their software relationship with Apple.
     
  17. benixau macrumors 65816

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    and that will give them a good excuse to stop development all together.
     
  18. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Gosh! Calm down :p I'm only joking :p

    Microsoft provide us with excellent software (MS Office, Virtual PC, AOE!, etc) I'm sure no one will argue with that. I actually aim one day to be on their Graduate Scheme, got to go to university first though!

    I understand they have to keep the competition, but at least webcam would be good.
     

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