Leaked: Windows Live Messenger 8.5


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Echilon

I wouldn't call it 'Brand new'. I've switched permanently to Pidgin, and I haven't looked back yet.

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shockz

No discussion on where to acquire program. Discussions on subject will result in warns.

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gentoogod123
I wouldn't call it 'Brand new'. I've switched permanently to Pidgin, and I haven't looked back yet.

i tried pidgin in linux and its a complete step down from messenger.

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WooSH

i cant believe you guys are still using Desktop Applications for things such as IM. i usually use Meebo, or eBuddy. they save all chat logs instantly and can be accessed anywhere. u have all convos in one windows/tab and you can pop them out to your desktop if need be. their take less resources, theyre more responsive and faster. why would you want that on your desktop? heh. maybe with this look i mite move to this again.

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ObiWanToby
i cant believe you guys are still using Desktop Applications for things such as IM. i usually use Meebo, or eBuddy. they save all chat logs instantly and can be accessed anywhere. u have all convos in one windows/tab and you can pop them out to your desktop if need be. their take less resources, theyre more responsive and faster. why would you want that on your desktop? heh. maybe with this look i mite move to this again.

Google Talk desktop client has great voip, can't get that through the browser yet. Plus it has file transfer, which you can't get in a web client yet.

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gentoogod123

it doesnt install, i get an installation error

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+Peewee210

Doesn't install for me. Get a accept/decline box press accept and closes in 3 seconds. I try and extract the files through RAR but it says its corrupted.

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Gavin001

Cool, wasnt expect a new msn! will give me something to mess around with!

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gentoogod123

nevermind i found the installer. its not where the error was looking, you gotta go to C:\Program Files\Messenger Adictos & GiraldoCrespo\Windows Live Messenger 8.5 beta and run the file from there

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Gavin001

Apparently the Leak atm is only 64bit

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+Peewee210

Looks like it. Won't install on Windows Xp 32 bit.

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Slimy
Apparently the Leak atm is only 64bit

Sweet I've been hoping 8.5 would include a 64bit release :woot:

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trek

Looks sweet. Can't wait for the official english beta version.

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tomd89

looks very nice, no more windows live vapour background. hopefully this will get released in beta along with the new mail app.

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PT 13
I wouldn't call it 'Brand new'. I've switched permanently to Pidgin, and I haven't looked back yet.

Same here

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Nicholas-c

looks very "vista-y" perfect ^_^ hopefully its faster than before and doesn't drop my connection as much

if so then i might switch from gaim/pidgin

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Victor V.
I used to upgrade messenger every chance I got, this was around the 6.0-7.5 days, but as soon as 8.0 came out (Windows Live Messenger), I completely lost interest. It's just got too bloated and filled with too many useless features that I'm never going to want or use (winks, packs, crap like that). The only good thing they've added recently has been off-line messaging.

I wish they'd just make it more efficient, add more USEFUL stuff instead of glossy, shiny extras I could live without =\

MessPatch

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Damo R.
MessPatch

There isn't a version out is there?...I might try this later :)

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Guest Dan C

It the first that it actually requires the .Net framework but could just be that installer though. Awesome anyway!

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smashguy

Cool. Thanks for the heads up! :D

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Nicholas-c

anyone know the release dates / public beta release?

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mrk
Great, it doesn't look rubbish in Vista anymore :D

It looked rubbish to start with?

I don't think so :p

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Commodore Max

Seems they are going to get a single UI style for both Messenger and Hotmail Desktop.

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Xtreme $niper

Looks pretty slick. I hope they revamp more of the conversation window though, since it looks just about the same.

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Damo R.

Does the messpatch work?

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