Microsoft Axes MSN for Mac OS X

Microsoft announced yesterday that they are planning to kill access to the MSN Service via MSN for Mac OS X software from May 31st onwards.

In a statement to customers and press, Microsoft is advising customers to "access MSN services and features with their preferred browser and by setting up a My MSN page as a portal to their favorite online destinations." Customers will still be able to use the MSN Messenger service but will be unable to use MSN Explorer for Mac OS X. It's not clear what prompted this action but it's widely thought that the MSN Service isn't that popular on the Mac platform.

For months users have been protesting against MSN for their lack of support for MSN software on Mac OS X. This latest move will likely be a knock to MSN software and support for the Mac and may lead to further announcements.

View: MSN for Mac OS X announcement

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