Monday, September 05, 2005

Microsoft Messenger 5 stuck in 1995:
"I was really excited when Microsoft announced they were resurrecting the MSN Messenger - now rebraneded as Microsoft Messenger - because they boasted it offered chat network inter-operability, a la Adium and Proteus. But, to my surprise, in order for Microsoft Messenger to work with other chat networks you have to be running through a little piece of software called Live Communications Server 2005 from Microsoft on your network. As you may guess, it isn't cheap. But this post isn't about a misguided promise, it's about how ugly and '1995' this newest version of Messenger is. Look at that window!"

(Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW).)

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