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Yahoo! Messenger for Vista

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#1 WhoTheF



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Posted 10 January 2007 - 19:14

Built from the ground up specifically for Microsoft Windows Vista, this all-new version combines the reliable and easy-to-use features you've always loved from Yahoo! Messenger with the cutting-edge experience of this new operating system.

* Instant message, voice, webcam video, and more
* Use the integrated Yahoo! Messenger Sidebar gadget to keep up with the friends that matter most
* Also add Windows Live™ Messenger friends to your contact list to see when they're online and IM them
* Keep conversations organized by dragging and dropping them into one tabbed window
* Brand new emoticons, program icons and alert sounds
* Instantly change the look and feel of your Yahoo! Messenger interface
* Automatic groups are created in your contact list based on your Yahoo! interests (i.e. Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football league)

Check out the video preview


#2 Hurmoth


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Posted 10 January 2007 - 19:27

That is really awesome looking. It's to bad Microsoft didn't take advantage of the Sidebar like Yahoo has. I would turn the Sidebar back on if there useful Widgets Gadgets available, but just like for Mac OS X, there nothing but a waist of good memory and hard drive space IMO.

Hopefully more companies will write good Widgets (opps, I did it again! :blush: ) Gadgets for the Sidebar so I can turn it back on.

#3 +warwagon


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Posted 10 January 2007 - 19:30

Thats pretty hot

#4 Inplode


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Posted 10 January 2007 - 19:41

damn thats looks good ! i think yahoo will be my sole messnager

#5 Windam


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Posted 10 January 2007 - 20:07

This is like apple taking full advantage of the OS in iLife form. (except its a 3rd party app;Yahoo)

Live Messenger should of been like this.

Edited by Windam, 10 January 2007 - 20:08.

#6 jordanspringer



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Posted 10 January 2007 - 22:03

man when is WLM gonna make a Vista version that uses up some of Vista's features

#7 Koolslacker


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Posted 10 January 2007 - 22:09

I don't even use Yahoo messenger and I want to try it. It's pretty cool.

#8 Paulstorm


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Posted 10 January 2007 - 22:14

WPF apps can be quite heavy from a resources standpoint. I got to play around with this at CES -- the machines they ran it on were pretty darn beefy.

I think we'll be seeing a number of new Sidebar gadgets from first and third parties at GA launch later this month. I'd be surprised if there wasn't a Live Messenger sidebar gadget! :-O

#9 Muessig



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Posted 10 January 2007 - 22:22

Ok wow that is impressive! When I upgrade to Vista I'm definitely using that!

#10 Gavin001


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Posted 10 January 2007 - 22:25

wow that video is very very impressive and it looks so nice! come on WLM do something new and exciting!

#11 Gstar



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Posted 10 January 2007 - 23:01

I know - very nice!! Can the WLM team do anything special/nice for WLM 8.1, or will we be forced to wait for the release after that?! Hmm! Waiting, waiting...!

#12 priestx



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Posted 10 January 2007 - 23:14

It looks OK, but it's really nothing new. Just shows what Windows Vista can do to apps.

GAIM tab functionality and persons info.

#13 Damien R.

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 01:39

Looks pretty cool :)

#14 brianshapiro


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Posted 11 January 2007 - 06:20

i wouldnt use this unless you could turn off the obnoxious avatars. can you?

#15 +Quillz


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Posted 11 January 2007 - 06:27

It looks OK, but it's really nothing new. Just shows what Windows Vista can do to apps.

GAIM tab functionality and persons info.

Exactly. I'm going to keep using Gaim, as it's had tabbed functionality for quite a while now. The new version of Yahoo! Messenger does look very slick, though.