Here's MS Messenger 8 beta

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  1. daisun macrumors newbie

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    So is it any better? Is it finally on par with the Windows MSN messenger?
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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  4. Hyuga macrumors regular

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    I really wonder why its taking this long, do they have lack of resources?
     
  5. Kar98 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So it does:

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    (Had to reset to the default toolbar to reveal those option)
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    On the side that defends them slightly, when MS does put out a new Mac product, they tend to spend a lot of effort in making it look and feel like a Mac application, vs. the approach Apple takes, where they essentially got a lot of their APIs running in Windows and can compile and offer the Windows versions of their products (iTunes, Safari, and QT) simultaneously or nearly so, but make no effort at all to make them look or act like Windows programs.

    On the less defensive side, MS also have a lack of caring.

    I would be curious to hear about how the video chat is working? Is it a full AV chatting modality, or is it the old webcam video+text without audio?
     
  7. Kar98 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nah.

    Damned if I know.
    I've got a Mac mini, no cam no mic. :D
     
  8. Agurri macrumors 6502

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  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    well....seeing as though microsoft cant even get the current MSN right, i highly doubt that this one for mac will be even good at all...if not pathetic.
     
  10. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    im just waiting till Adium gets video/audio chat up for both aim and msn messenger in the future soon. so i can talk with the family and friends far far away
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    What A Waste Of 14mb!

    ok.. msn is a massive waste..

    just downloaded it,
    • its a slow as it ever was in the previous versions

    • it uses 100% CPU usage no matter what i do

    • its FUGLY

    • + heaps more.
     
  12. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    haha... crashed as soon as I opened an MSN window.
     
  13. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Also appears to be Intel only. Or Leopard only. Or both. :p
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Which is why its called beta...

    and primary reason I don't use beta applications much, specially from MS.
     
  15. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Don't get smart... I understand, and did I complain? No... I just pointed something out.
     
  16. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i have used many a beta applications before. adium was in beta mode for years!!! worked perfectly for me. i use this and BAM!! worst thing ever :p :cool:
     
  17. Agurri macrumors 6502

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    Well... It didn't crashed for me at least.... It was using alot of CPU, but I was able to use the camera without problem and talk with friends...
     
  18. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Links been used up, otherwise i would give this a go.

    I Use MSN for Mac, and adding some of the needed features would be good, and i hate aMSN and Adium, they dont feel right.
     
  19. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Could you host the file up on dropbox please? File limit has been reached for downloading from Rapidshare.
     
  20. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    Another fresh new link would be nice for the rest of us. FINALLY MICROSOFT:MAC ARE WORKING AGAIN!
     
  21. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    As much as this leaked beta is being discussed all over the internet, please don't be posting links to locations for it... I'm watching you. ;)
     
  22. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    [​IMG]
    Always watching :p

    to be honest, it's not like a quick google won't find it, links need never be posted as google is so good at it's job.

    EDIT: It appears there's some kind of language bug that I've got, everything displays like this:

    [​IMG]

    Could be Safari 4? No amounts of restarts has fixed it.
     
  23. MaTUC macrumors regular

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    I've heard the official public beta will be out on Monday;)
     
  24. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That's some 1337 h4<xx you got goin on there. ;)
     

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