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Yahoo! Messenger for Vista

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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)

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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.

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Thats pretty hot

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

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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.

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

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

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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

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

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

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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...!

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

GAIM tab functionality and persons info.

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Looks pretty cool :)

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

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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.

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

GAIM tab functionality and persons info.

um... yes IT IS new, if you watch the video, it said it was bulit from scratch... bulit from the ground up.

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 -A realy good feature
  • Also add Windows Live? Messenger friends to your contact list to see when they're online and IM them [another good feature, hope more features then from yahoo 8.1i>[/b]b>
  • Keep conversations organized by dragging and dropping them into one tabbed window - <a usefull feature, must have in im clientsb>
  • Brand new emoticons, program icons and alert sounds [about freaken timei>[/b]b>
  • Instantly change the look and feel of your Yahoo! Messenger interface - <it's alright, i might just keep the default lookb>
  • Automatic groups are created in your contact list based on your Yahoo! interests (i.e. Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football league) [alright, if your signed up with any yahoo groups.i>[/b]b>

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

you can do that now, just eirther don't create one, or use your own pic

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Microsoft .... Start your photocopier!!!! :laugh:

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Microsoft .... Start your photocopier!!!! :laugh:

They damn well better start them. this looks so amazing compared to that dammend WLM 8.1

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