MSN Messenger 5.0

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by SPeedY_B, May 15, 2005.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Looks like we should be seeing MSN Messenger 5 quite soon:
    Source: http://r-james.myby.co.uk/messenger/article.php?id=021

    Will be giving it a try as soon as it's released, having seen some early screen-shots, it looks quite nice :)
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Interesting. I might have to check it out.
     
  3. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    looks nice but no display pic yet? ill tell my friend to get it
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Did you even click the link?

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  5. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    yeah i did, hmm the title pic wasnt that one it was only a convo when i saw it, i hadnt checked the feature comparison. nice ill sign the petition. btw do online petitions really have an effect anything?
     
  6. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    oh yay, display pictures..... thats something thats hard to do....

    seriously MSN:mac could be so much better, though the main features I want is Audio/Video chat, granted Video could be hard to pull off, but it can be done. Mercury is proving that. Even if its just recieving. Audio, come on I cant see how that could be hard. The Microsoft Mac Business Unit is the largest mac software house outside Apple itself, but they probably dont care about messenger as it doesnt make money like virtual pc and office do

    mainly I hope they have fixed the problem where msn will randomly just drop connections. the windows version is more stable :$
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    mafia, petitions mean ****. People just like to think they're doing something, however it's a very very rare occurrence that a large company will ever take notice of an online petition.

    Geffy, it does make money, the ad banners aren't there for fun ;)
    The video in MSN uses a proprietary logitech codec (not a clue what audio's carried over.. Skype kick's it's ass anyway :p) however that's actually been reverse engineered into a lovely C-library for all to use, and even converted into Java by the Mercury developer, so there's really no excuse for that.

    Apparently we'll see official audio and video in MSN:Mac by 2007, until then I guess we just stick to those lovely open-source offerings. With regards to MSN 5 though... seems it's a no show, unless it appears some time tonight (weird time-zone things etc :D)
     
  8. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    What ad banners, I dont got no ad banners

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  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Because you have Office:Mac installed.
     
  10. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    ahh, I have had office installed since day one so I had assumed it was always like that :p

    hoorah for office :D
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    there's an option on the menu bar, I think under 'display' or 'view' or something similar, to simply toggle the ad banner.. if you don't have office installed (I don't as I don't really need it, and it fecks fonts up :p) then that option is grayed out.
     
  12. X-Istence

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    There is no registry to save the setting, so with a simple strace you could potentially find out where the setting is hidden, and use it for everyone :p
     
  13. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    That would involve installing Office though, which I refuse to do as it completely knobs up all your fonts. If it really is that simple I'm surprised that no one else has done it, and I can't seem to find anything about it on the net...