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Offline BlytheTopic starter

Question about MSN IMing.
« on: May 14, 2013, 01:03:58 AM »
Okay, so I want to make an account for MSN Messenger (which I've really never heard of until this past week anyway), which I've never used before (being very much an idiot about IM stuff), but it seems to always send me to "Windows Live Messenger" or to Skype. Why is this?

Offline Vekseid

Re: Question about MSN IMing.
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 01:16:14 AM »
MSN got replaced by Windows Live a long time ago, though they're the exact same thing really.

Microsoft is/was also trying to replace Windows Live/MSN with Skype, though I don't know how successful they've been.

Offline BlytheTopic starter

Re: Question about MSN IMing.
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 01:21:36 AM »
Blast. It downloaded Skype when I didn't want it to, claiming it needed to update Windows Live, when I logged in. *sigh*

I did not know about this whole Windows Live/MSN/Skype thing. I suppose I'll need to adjust to the newness.

Thank you, Vekseid, much appreciated.  :-)

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Re: Question about MSN IMing.
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 06:59:29 AM »
*nods*  Messenger stopped existing as a thing-in-itself in early April.  There is now only Skype from the Hotmail/live.com/Microsoft end of things.

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Re: Question about MSN IMing.
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 07:25:42 AM »
I still hate how they changed hotmail to outlook ... Grrrrr ...

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Re: Question about MSN IMing.
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2013, 07:34:21 AM »
I still hate how they changed hotmail to outlook ... Grrrrr ...

Preaching to the choir here.  Never wanted Outlook - I've avoided using it as a stand-alone, and all the 'Type Here' messages make me feel like a five-year-old.

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Re: Question about MSN IMing.
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2013, 07:49:47 AM »
MSN got replaced by Windows Live a long time ago, though they're the exact same thing really.

Microsoft is/was also trying to replace Windows Live/MSN with Skype, though I don't know how successful they've been.

They have succeeded :c

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Re: Question about MSN IMing.
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2013, 08:04:17 AM »
Well, they've made the change-over.  The question is, how many of their users are bailing over to things like Trillian?

Offline Theta Sigma

Re: Question about MSN IMing.
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2013, 09:24:22 AM »
I still hate how they changed hotmail to outlook ... Grrrrr ...
I hated it so much I jumped ship. Spent two days on the trot being down, and I couldn't stand it.

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Re: Question about MSN IMing.
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2013, 09:38:01 AM »
Preaching to the choir here.  Never wanted Outlook - I've avoided using it as a stand-alone, and all the 'Type Here' messages make me feel like a five-year-old.

Yeah I mean what was the deal with that?

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Re: Question about MSN IMing.
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2013, 09:47:27 AM »
Well, I have worked in tech support, and some of the stories...

I still firmly believe that 'idiot-proof' is seen by some people as a challenge - to prove that it isn't.

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Re: Question about MSN IMing.
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2013, 10:06:22 AM »
Like the guy who called support asking why his internet connection was down when they had a blackout?

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Re: Question about MSN IMing.
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 10:10:07 AM »
'My modem?  Yes, it's plugged into the phone line.  Yes, I have dial-tone on that line.  What brand?  They told me it was an "internal".  Oh, manufacturer?  Let me look at it.  No, my machine's not open.  It's sitting on top of the monitor because I didn't have a Phillips head screwdriver.  Won't it work like that?'

Actual.  User.  (Or, well, once he was convinced he had to put the modem in the computer.)

Offline Caeli

Re: Question about MSN IMing.
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2013, 10:23:27 AM »
Working in tech support has convinced me that Outlook is the most unintuitive, horrible piece of mail client software invented. Half the time, it doesn't work because of user error; the other half, it doesn't work because it's Outlook and that's just because it doesn't work.

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Re: Question about MSN IMing.
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2013, 11:40:51 AM »
My issue with outlook is attachment. I have to send a scanned draft of a paper for business so I can send it overseas. E-mail should be convenient. But nope ... Outlook likes to prove that wrong.