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Microsoft Messenger for Mac 8.0.1

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No change log whatsoever. Likely to contain just minor bug fixes.

Edit: Just installed it. There are no visible changes as you'd expect, however, the installer still insists on adding the icon to the dock, restarting it in the process. Ugh.

Download: Microsoft Messenger for Mac 8.0.1

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Got it installed, all worked very nicely. It has gone from 24MB to 25MB so I wonder what has been added to it :/

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I gave up on Messenger for OSX after 7.x :/

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Is this still around? :laugh:

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iOS client got updated yesterday too with bug fixes, where's the retina goodness dammit?!

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Finally! 8.0 was buggy as anything. Messenger better actually close, instead of hanging for a bit.

edit: still hangs - reminds me of transmission

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Is this still around? :laugh:

You do realise that the majority of people outside the US use Yahoo Instant Messaging and Microsoft Messaging service?

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You do realise that the majority of people outside the US use Yahoo Instant Messaging and Microsoft Messaging service?

I doubt they're questioning the actual service, more that when there have been apps like Adium around for so many years, why would you ever want to use this?

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I doubt they're questioning the actual service, more that when there have been apps like Adium around for so many years, why would you ever want to use this?

Because Adium doesn't support voice and video calls.

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As bad as Microsoft Messenger is, it supports A/V conversations, fast file transfers, sending custom emoticons.

Its interface and the lack of Growl notifications are killing me though. Thanks, but I?m sticking with buggy Adium 1.4.2 beta 1, it?s a lot better than 1.4.1.

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Because Adium doesn't support voice and video calls.

i use skype for those.

i tried messenger and i didnt like it. i will stick to my adium :)

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As bad as Microsoft Messenger is, it supports A/V conversations, fast file transfers, sending custom emoticons.

Its interface and the lack of Growl notifications are killing me though. Thanks, but I?m sticking with buggy Adium 1.4.2 beta 1, it?s a lot better than 1.4.1.

Well the lack of Growl notifications in my book opens a bigger question as to why such a notification system isn't part of Mac OS X.

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The latest Trillian beta might be worth a look for some of you :)

The new version for Windows is better then WLM (which makes me said :( being a massive MS fan boy :p)

Trillian for Mac: http://www.trillian.im/learn/tour-mac.html

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Well the lack of Growl notifications in my book opens a bigger question as to why such a notification system isn't part of Mac OS X.

Well, someone like .Neo would say : why make one when Growl works?

Someone as simple-minded and impulsive as me would say : Apple should just buy it and stick it in Lion :laugh:

Seriously, I also think it should be built-in. Growl works beautifully, but because it?s 3rd-party, it?s used by amateur developers but put aside by big devs.

It?s one of the reasons why one of my friend prefers OS X. See, it?s sad because it?s not because of a built-in feature.

iOS 4 has notifications (that don?t work too well right now), Android has notifications (that work well apparently), ? They?re becoming more and more popular and I think every OS should have that built in, period.

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You do realise that the majority of people outside the US use Yahoo Instant Messaging and Microsoft Messaging service?

You do realize I'm from the Netherlands, not the United States? MSN was heavily used and by far the most dominant IM protocol, however most people moved on to Facebook and Skype now. MSN is pretty much dying off nowadays here.

I think it's the case elsewhere too, otherwise Microsoft wouldn't start supporting Facebook on Windows Live Messenger for Windows.

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this isn't going to make me stop using Adium

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Trillian for Mac is way better.

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Well, someone like .Neo would say : why make one when Growl works?

Sort of hate it when people put words in my mouth, I'm perfectly capable of expressing opinions all on my own... But okay... ;)

In this case I'm glad Mac OS X doesn't have a build-in notification system like Growl. Not because there's a perfectly fine third-party solution - most of the time I prefer Apple's build-in solutions to others - but because I hate nagware. It's one of the reasons I can't stand Windows and enjoy working with Mac OS X more: It doesn't constantly bug you with what's going on behind the scenes.

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Have used Adium and Trillian in the past with Mac but stopped because we use Windows Live Messenger at work and make fairly heavy use of groups. Neither of those allows for named groups that stay around (as opposed to ad hoc group creation). When I got messenger for mac (8.0) I was excited that I would be able to transparently use mac for some work stuff and no one the wiser. Sadly, I can't find any way to join group in mac version. Hopefully I'm missing it and someone can point me to how to do it (or an alternative if it exists).

Thanks

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