Msn Messenger for Mac is a J.O.K.E

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  1. MatLane macrumors 6502a

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    I think its a buggy mess. Its terrible, no webcam support.


    I think Webcam chats and voice chats thorough a IM application is important nower days and i think its crazy they still have not added that



    Microsoft behind the times once again 'cough Vista'


    Or is it just they can't be bothered to upgrade there software for Mac





    Rant over
    ML
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Bingo. Use Adium or rout your MSN contacts into iChat.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    MS cant be bothered to keep messenger up to date on Mac because its not a priority. there is aMSN which uses the MSN network and has video. but i never have really tried it. you could try and get the contacts you want to use video chat with over on skype as well... ive found that they offer the easiest and most reliable video chats out there. at least imo.

    although there was a rumor of a messenger update not too long ago...
     
  4. messedkid macrumors 6502

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    Don't like it?
    Don't use it.


    Problem solved. ^_^
     
  5. QueenZ macrumors 6502

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    I've been using that messenger for years and it's stable fast and does it's just fine. I recently switched to Adium just because i have too many IMs.. And plugins of course ;)
     
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  7. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Nah, its Adium :).
     
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  9. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    The Messenger update isn't a rumour. We are releasing a beta of Messenger later this year that will bring video chat to personal users. (Corporate users who connect to their company's Office Communicator Server with Messenger:Mac v7 already have video chat.) For more details, check out the following blog post from a member of our Messenger team: An update on Messenger for Mac. When the public beta goes live, details about how to get it will be posted there.

    And if you're at Macworld, stop by the Office:Mac booth this week. We're giving demos of our pre-beta code right now.

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     
  10. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    Could you at the same time add the Offline Msgs feature to the new version of Microsoft Messenger? That would be great...
     
  11. messedkid macrumors 6502

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    That is the feature I miss the most!!
    I hate logging on msn at work, and getting 20+ offline messages.
    Some people, who don't know I use a mac get frustrated when I never reply to offline messages. Had to explain it to quite a few people...who then turn around and just start bashing Apple. :rolleyes:


    Anyway.... Video + Voice chat and Offline messages... GO!


    PS. *nudge* wouldn't be such a bad idea either. ;)
     
  12. Mackan macrumors 65816

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    Yes, offline messaging is also needed. That must be a trivial thing to support. However, rivaling companies like Apple and MS will usually only provide the best experience of a program on their own platform. It will always be like that...
     
  13. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, add Video+Voice+Offline Msgs+Nudge and you WON us big time..:D:cool:
     
  14. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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  15. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    He's spelling the word for emphasis.

    Or...

    Juxtaposed
    Obstinate
    Killer
    Endoganglioma
     
  16. esadb macrumors 65816

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    fix the display pic problem where some show and some dont
     
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  18. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    We don't have a date to share yet. When the public beta is available, the first place that it'll be announced is Mac Mojo, our team blog.

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     
  19. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    You can use MSN thru jabber/google talk in iChat. It works fine as long as the jabber server is working. It would be great for Apple to integrate more services into iChat.

    You can also use Yahoo's client to talk to your MSN buddies, and it handles webcams fine. Adium can't say that.
     
  20. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    Months ago Microsoft told us they were going to update MSN for the Mac so that it would support videoconferencing. We're still waiting. Don't know why they even bother making this for the Mac....
     
  21. BBCuk macrumors newbie

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    yeah, but its so bloody difficult! I've tried so many times, going through the steps, but i have never been successful in getting it to work!!!:(
     
  22. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    It could be worse. It could be full of ads like the Windows version.
     
  23. Forever macrumors member

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    Ive switched to adium now and its much better, plus it works with facebook chat now.
     
  24. Sikaffy macrumors newbie

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    So.. the new WLM version is out, what about the mac version or, at least, the beta?
     
  25. BBCuk macrumors newbie

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    I'm really impatient, but i have to agree, when is the version coming out? its been more than a month after the announcement?
     

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