Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger)

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Name Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger)
Developer Microsoft 
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Windows Live Messenger is an instant messaging program from Microsoft.  Formerly MSN Messenger Service.

Native alternatives for non-windows platforms
- Gaim (works with Yahoo!, MSN, ICQ and many others)

- Kopete (supports advanced MSN features. Part of KDE's PIM package (kdepim))

- aMSN (supports webcam, nudge, inkdraw and other advanced MSN features)

VersionDescriptionRatingWine versionTest resultsComments
14.0 (2009/Wave 3)Windows Live Messenger 2009 (14.0, Wave 3). The last supported version for XP.Garbage1.3.520
5.0The last version available for Windows 95 and NT 4.0.Bronze0.9.21.20
7.0This version introduced features such as handwriting and nudges.Silver1.3.17210
7.5Looks like MS in not supporting this version anymore. But you can always find it looking in google.Bronze1.5.3120
8.0 (Windows Live Messenger)8.0 (Windows Live Messenger)Garbage1.1.18130
8.1 (Windows Live Messenger)8.1 (Live Messenger)Bronze1.1.1880
8.5 (Windows Live Messenger)Windows Live Messenger 8.5 is an updated build as part of the Wave 2 series. New features include a new UI, improved Vista support, and more integration with Live Folders and Sharing Folders, as well as a new installer and the usual assortment of bugfixes.Bronze1.4240
9.0 (Windows Live Messenger)This is a new version featuring Multiple computer connexion on the same account at the same timeGarbage1.3.33327
MSN Messenger 2011 (Wave 4)New version of MSN Messenger with a new interface and some more new featuresGarbage1.7.5192

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