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Yahoo Beta 6

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IanD    0

I just downloaded the Yahoo! 6 messenger beta client, and thought it would be cool to review.

First off, it is definitely different than the previous Yahoo! Messenger clients. Seems like they (Yahoo!) are trying to cater to the "younger" class of people now with the "Create-your-own Avatar". Its quite a nice feature with high-quality graphics, but some adults (or older teens) may think that it's just childish. (Picture Of Avatar Creator)

The "Message center" has a nice design; including an address book for those people who you know but don't really have room for them on your list (Picture). The new Yahoo! Messenger has a new feature called Launch! Many people may know of them as the "free-radio-people" but they where bought by Yahoo! sometime back, so now incorporated into the messenger (Picture).

Over all, id give Yahoo! Messenger 6 BETA 8/10 stars for their originality with the avatar and the calender features.

Rating: **********

Download: http://messenger.yahoo.com/beta/

an smk review

Edited by IanD

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session    0

pictures not found :huh:

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Iain    0

No photos. I'd like to see them :)

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cznp    0

Pictures working fine...

Anyways, I'd still stick with Trillian to do my Yahoo! messaging needs... Then again I only have like 3 Yahoo contacts :blush:.

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null_    4

Looks OK...

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IanD    0
No photos. I'd like to see them :)

fixed :)

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Iain    0

Avatar creator looks good!

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kiszmai    0

it's really nice to use, I have never used yahoo before, downloaded it and am using it now, liked it so much I'm keeping it :D

Radio feature is cool :yes: and the avatar creation, offline messaging, weather, and gui is very attractive now.

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Iain    0

Built in radio? Not a bad addition then, although I've got Winamp Radio already.

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gimbo2003    0

Its not bad, just a shame that the smilies don't work on it at the moment! I thought this would have been something that worked from the start - well they don't work on mine, not sure about everyone else's version?

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user_plex    0

Great improvement from the previous version. Can't wait for the final build of YIM 6! By the way, some of the features of YIM 6 are on http://messenger.yahoo.com/tour/ (In addition to the above screenshots)!

Cheers :D,

user_plex

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psyko    0

It's not a bad upgrade, but I hate the fact that you can't resize the contact window to anything smaller than that huge window! :(

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Timan    554

Yea the built in music player thing is a big + gonna install it on my brothers machine to see how it is. It "looks" very nice.

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psyko    0

It looks very nice, but the only problem is it almost takes 25 Mb of RAM to run it! :o ;)

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eSouL    0

Yup. I also noticed that it is a huge memory hog. Consider this:

Yahoo! --> 25Mb

MSN --> 9Mb

ICQ Lite --> 5Mb

All minimized to the tray.

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Gee.B    6

A lot of features seem to be missing

- Mail Preview pane (like in my Yahoo)?

- Bookmarks.yahoo.com pane (as in Internet explorer integration)?

- Set up calendar as month view?

Also I'd like to see a Briefcase uploader like in Yahoo Plus browser sidebar

The address book is really cool and would largely replace Outlook's software

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Timan    554
Yup. I also noticed that it is a huge memory hog. Consider this:

Yahoo! --> 25Mb

MSN --> 9Mb

ICQ Lite --> 5Mb

All minimized to the tray.

My msn 6 takes 1.5mb when its minimized to the tray :s

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kiszmai    0

lol, i can't sleep cause I like listening to their radio channels so much :laugh: it's really good

but yeah, it is using alot of memory, but I have plenty to spare.

for others, the memory issue may be a downpoint. :pinch:

but I'm sure it will be fixed :)

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fishie    1

minranda 5000K

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Iain    0
lol, i can't sleep cause I like listening to their radio channels so much :laugh: it's really good

but yeah, it is using alot of memory, but I have plenty to spare.

for others, the memory issue may be a downpoint. :pinch:

but I'm sure it will be fixed :)

How is the radio better than Winamp? I dont have any Y contacts, so I wont be trying it.. yet.

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hilophilo    0

I wrote review as well on the new messenger talkin about new features and about 15 pictures. I really like the integrated music using LAUNCH. check it out and tell me what you think.

Adocorp.com

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IanD    0
I wrote review as well on the new messenger talkin about new features and about 15 pictures. I really like the integrated music using LAUNCH. check it out and tell me what you think.

Adocorp.com

*cough* Troll/spam :/

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Jase    130
I wrote  review as well on the new messenger talkin about new features and about 15 pictures. I really like the integrated music  using LAUNCH. check it out and tell me what you think.

Adocorp.com

And You Expect People To go to your site because you wrote a review.. Hrmmm :huh: best reviews are at 3B sorry to say :whistle: nice site by the way :D

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MadCap    0
but I hate the fact that you can't resize the contact window to anything smaller than that huge window! :(

exactly.....

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Jase    130

its a big memory eater too most people i know have downgraded to the old one.

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