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Windows MSN messenger

Discussion in 'Software' started by cyrilthefish, 3 Oct 2010.

  1. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish New Member

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    Just re-installed windows, got to the stage of re-installing applications to be met with the eye-burning horror that is the newest version of MSN messenger.

    Seriously MS, how do you make it look considerably worse with each new version? It's a strange talent to have :p

    Is there decent third-party replacements that keep some of the features i actually like? (custom smileys (shush, fun for annoying friends) file-transfers, handwriting messages and so on)
     
  2. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    try the 64 bit trillian basic.. not too bad and free
     
  3. digitaldunc

    digitaldunc New Member

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    Pidgin. Free and open source.
     
  4. DeathAwaitsU

    DeathAwaitsU I'm Back :D

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    MSN + plus! + skins tbh :D
     
  5. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    i think msn 11 is amazinggg,
     
  6. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    who uses msn anymore ?
     
  7. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    I've been using Trillian for a few months. But it's utterly useless for file transfers and emotes. Just yesterday gone back to msn as I was sick of trillian looking pretty but not doing half the stuff I need it to.
     
  8. UncertainGod

    UncertainGod Well-Known Member

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    Pidgin, open source and free and highly customisable.
     
  9. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Using Digsby here, and I haven't had any issues with it.
     
  10. digitaldunc

    digitaldunc New Member

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    Bundled with adware, btw. I've had to remove it from peoples machines before.
     
  11. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    yeah dont touch msn plus euuuurgghhhhh

    but i am trying msn messenger 2011, as i do use messenger
     
  12. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    ah yeah trillian can't transfer files in the current version- I dunno what's up with that
     
  13. BRAWL

    BRAWL Well-Known Member

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    MSN and MSNPlus are fairly good mate.

    Skins/Customisation to the degree a casual user needs. The usual really!
     
  14. DeathAwaitsU

    DeathAwaitsU I'm Back :D

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    There's no adware on my machine, plus gives you an option to not install the crapware that sponsors it and always has :)
     
  15. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    If not Trillian, and it has to be MSN.. then I would advise MSN 8.5 full + MSN Plus! + A-Patch is where its at.

    MSN8.5 for a non bulky gui (compared to later versions).
    MSN Plus! for extra features.
    A-Patch to remove unwanted features, like the popup adverts at the bototm, force a fake version number so the client does not bitch to update and also to allow you to load multiple msn clients to be able to login to multiple accounts at the same time to name a few.
     
  16. BRAWL

    BRAWL Well-Known Member

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    Fairly certain my MSN+ has no adware in there. Seeing as my systems checked weekly.
     

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