Thursday, July 27, 2006

YSN Messenger II

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I'm using the latest version 8 Beta of Yahoo! Messenger. No! not me! A few days ago I was still using version 6 knowing that the only reason I did not stay with version 5.5 was because it did not have stealth settings; and also that I only used the version 7 for a few minutes before going back to version 6. So one might wonder, how come I'm using the latest Beta?
Well... that's what net friends are for *smiles*.

Greeny has encouraged me to do the switch; did you know that it allows you to add contacts who are using the Windows Live Messenger? Yes it does. The fact that I don't really go in chat rooms anymore and that I even hardly chat [...] explains why I don't really feel the switch, but as I wrote earlier, Yahoo is really trying hard to look exactly like Msn Messenger but it's so much heavier, in appearance at least, and it feels unintuitive for an ex-version 5 user like me, but hey you can't stop the evolution can you?

Even I have things that I like about Msn Messenger, like the fact that you can invite other people to join a conversation you are having with someone without having to open a "conference" window, now that's useful! Oh yes and they do have archive search. It does not seem like the people at Yahoo! Messenger are interested in imitating any of that, no, they seem to be content with imitating the look and feel only... too bad for us users...

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Friday, July 21, 2006

YSN messenger I

I've always had a problem with Yahoo messenger looking more and more like Msn messenger with every new version. On the other hand I never had a problem with msn messenger looking more and more like Yahoo! messenger because I've always thought Y! messenger was easier to use, more intuitive and simple (remember the version 5...) and also the msn people seem to be smart enough to copy positive aspects from Yahoo!. Unfortunately the Yahoo! messenger people well, I don't really understand them it feels as though at some point they hired a bunch of people from msn to work on the recent Y! messengers so it came as not such a big surprise when they announced that the two messengers would be able to communicate, at this point, they are almost twins.

Of all the things that I hate -I mean dislike- about the new Yahoo! messenger 8 beta ( the worst is probably the commercials at the bottom. I know, I'm using up their servers and bandwidth but weren't they making a living without the commercials in the previous version?

I always have a problem with finding a way to conclude... so I'll say, I do understand why they do it but it's just annoying and it uses up space for nothing..

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