MSN messenger 5.0

bazzler

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Does anyone know what the full feature set of messenger 5.0 will be? ive seen a pic of it , and the only new practical feature is that now you can set your own pic and see pc messenger users pics. No games, no custom smileys, no webcam. Lame.
 

maya

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somewhere between here and there.
bazzler said:
Does anyone know what the full feature set of messenger 5.0 will be? ive seen a pic of it , and the only new practical feature is that now you can set your own pic and see pc messenger users pics. No games, no custom smileys, no webcam. Lame.
I believe there is also better VNC support now inversion 5.0. For businesses this is a big thing.


M$ always seems to loose out the audio and webcam features on Mac, this is how they can make Windows "look more capable" in this regard. :rolleyes:

Anyhow though it would be nice, another client might pick up the feature. And I believe iChat will have Jabber support that is a +. :)
 

mfacey

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maya said:
I believe there is also better VNC support now inversion 5.0. For businesses this is a big thing.


M$ always seems to loose out the audio and webcam features on Mac, this is how they can make Windows "look more capable" in this regard. :rolleyes:

Anyhow though it would be nice, another client might pick up the feature. And I believe iChat will have Jabber support that is a +. :)

What is Jabber?
 

mfacey

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maya said:

Hmmm yet another IM client. So what does it do that MSN/AIM/Yahoo/etc. can't?

I would love to see msn support in iChat but i somehow I feel it won't happen soon. MSN is a great IM program, IF you're using windows. I just use AdiumX which is only marginally better than MSN for mac. Both are a bit lacking in features. But, hey, its better than nothing right? :rolleyes:
 

notjustjay

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Canada, eh?
Adium

Yeah, I use Adium now too (after trying a few other ones like Proteus and Fire). Adium supports MSN pictures and of course it also connects me to AIM, Yahoo and ICQ. It's everything I need except of course webcam chatting.
 
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