Also Not CES 2013: RIP Messenger, 7/22/1999 - 3/15/2013

Subject: Editorial, General Tech | January 9, 2013 - 04:08 AM |
Tagged: MSN, MSN Messenger

Windows Live Messenger, formerly MSN Messenger, almost lived to see its fourteenth birthday.

The messaging service will continue to live on in our hearts, minds, and China. A butterfly flapped its wings and stirred up a storm of trouble for AOL with its superior webcam capabilities. The purchase of a competing service by Microsoft should have come as a well Timed Warner of an impending fate similar to which AIM suffered.

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We should remember Messenger as a fighter who swam against the Windows Live Waves. While it now looks down on us from the Skype I imagine it is at peace. It knows that it did all that it could. It knows that Skype fairly beat it at its own game.

Getting progressively worse with each and every version.

So long MSN! My Trillian contact list will feel emptier without you! But please do not be offended by my eulogy, as I say this in the utmost respect: Yahoo!

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January 9, 2013 | 09:08 AM - Posted by ddg4005

I'll miss Messenger but Skype looks good (even though I haven't used it fir chatting yet).

January 9, 2013 | 09:57 AM - Posted by Daniel Nielsen (not verified)

Skype has become an abomination, nothing good can come out of future updates. They already ruined it many updates ago, and with MS behind the wheel it can only get worse.

January 9, 2013 | 10:00 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

been using skype for years, and it was great until the takeover, now it has adverts in a extreme manor + all these AWFULL tabs. It seems the designers at Microsoft is just as retarded as the youtube layout designers..

January 9, 2013 | 02:51 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

tabs are easy to turn off... every time i upgrade i get it back to looking normal in about 30 seconds.

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