Microsoft to Shoot Messenger on March 15, 2013

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Vano

WLM by itself is no better then Skype, however together with Messenger Plus! Live it has no match.
MP!L is now available for Skype as well, however it has at most 1/50 features of MP!L for WLM. And the way it "integrates" as separated program running on background is totally blows.
Skype is no way can replace WLM at it's current form and quiet frankly I'd rather use retarded Google Talk instead.

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theaceofspaids

Finally. I have hated messengers forced existence in windows since day one.

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whr4usa

"forced existence"

't's an add-on unless you've got a really old image of XP and never discovered nLite

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Ledoubleu

"Microsoft to Shoot Messenger"

CLASSIC!!!!

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Jaeger_CDN

kinda ticked at this even though I knew it was coming.

I can't install any IM style programs on my work computer but I use the MSN client within hotmail website to IM back and forth with my wife while we're at work.. cheaper than texting.

I knew it was coming but I'll have to find something else that can fit the bill.

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Cregan89

I'm pretty sure that feature is staying, they'll probably just rename it to "Skype". They went through the effort to rebuild that feature for the new Outlook.com website, and I can't see them going through all of that effort just to cut the feature completely 4 months later. Not to mention, MS was saying at the release of Outlook.com that they were working on bringing Skype video chats to Outlook.com as well, so I imagine that would include Skype text chats also, which will hopefully seamlessly replace the Messenger service in Outlook.com (if it hasn't already).

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Paul_Lilly

You can do the same in Gmail, or use any of the many web-based IM services out there. Even AIM can be accessed on the web.

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whr4usa

+1

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DarkMatter

~messenger was becoming a bot ridden cesspool anyway.

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Briggins

Speak for yourself, I still get invites from random hot chicks that want to be my friend.

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