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When I come back around...
dwergs says ( 10 Nov 2005 ):
A guy goes backpacking in Thailand and the entire messenger world turns upside down... After travelling central and northern parts of the country for nearly two weeks, I was daydreaming in my hammock on Koh Pangan (a southern Thailand island, famous for its Full Moon parties) when I received a message from an excited timothy about Microsoft's drastic new plans. During further investigation on a crappy Internet-café PC with dreadfully slow modem connection, I went through many different states of mind: from denial over fear to excitement and back again. Final state: acceptance, whether I approve the new "ideas" or not. We have to move on, whatever Bill says, don't we?
A guy goes backpacking in Thailand and butterflies die while slogans change... What happens to Mess.be's lifelong site credo, some wonder. Not much, since we are not planning to ever stop messing with Microsoft's IM clients (not even at gunpoint, Billy the Kid!). Sure, we'll have to drop one of the M's (and thus rethink our logo), but even though we'll have to "Live with Live" we are/will still "Mess with Messenger".
A guy goes backpacking in Thailand and misses Mess! I'm posting this on my way from Bangkok to Brussels, facing a major jetlag. But God, I missed this. Even though travelling a shithot country like this with all your belongings on your back isn't exactly a walk through the park, I'm fully recharged, inspired (expect some Thai influences and posts) and throwing myself into the puddle of mess ASAP. We were not always ahead of the game the last couple of weeks (though huge kudos to Zero1 and timothy for following-up, superb job guys!), but I'm returning soon and making it up for all loyal Messers out there! Watch my every move! :p
UPDATE: After a 10-hour delay, a connecting flight cancellation (hurray for Thai/Swiss Airways) and two major "jetlag crashes", I'm back in Belgium. I just started catching up on +1500 new e-mails, so expect some posts on Monday.
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timothy says ( 10 Nov 2005 ):
Download section offline
timothy says ( 08 Nov 2005 ):
Our download section is recovering from a big party, it currently is sleeping its headache away.
Update: the most essential- and newest files are available on our temporary download page.
Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0328 dutch translation
timothy says ( 08 Nov 2005 ):
PoTaToX spend an astonishing 30 hours to completely translate the Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0328 beta* to Dutch. If you want to use the Dutch version you need to install the original version first and apply the translation patch afterwards.
>> Download Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0328 dutch
NOTE: This translation is not supported by Microsoft.
Windows Live Messenger 8 Beta details
timothy says ( 07 Nov 2005 ):
Mike McCoy posted some information regarding the upcoming Messenger 8 beta on the Microsoft connect newsgroups:
Has the beta started yet? No. Currently we are in a phase of MSFT internal testing. There are a handful of people outside MSFT, such as MVP's, who are also participating in this testing but their numbers are very small (less than 100).
When will the beta start? I can't give out a firm date yet but it should be sometime next month.
How do I sign up? If you were part of the 7.5 beta you will get invited to participate in the beta.
Have you seen that it leaked? Yes we have. In fact we put it on download.microsoft.com. We did this because we realized after the 7.5 beta that even if we restrict the download, people still host the bits on their own download sites and it leaks anyway. Instead, we are attempting to control leaks through sign-in authorization. We also saw that the sign-in restriction has been hacked. However, the result is a version that is not fully functional. Plus, if you install and run these hacks you are exposing yourself to spyware and viruses for a version of Messenger 8 that is not even fully functional. My advice is to be patient and wait for your beta invite.
Anything else new with this beta? Yes, we have two different types of betas: Managed and Closed. The Managed beta is like our traditional betas. Participants will go to Connect, file bugs and participate in restricted newsgroups. For Closed betas, participants will have the ability to download and use the software and participate in public forums. The Managed beta will be limited by what country you are in so even though you participated in the 7.5 Managed beta you may only be eligible for the Closed beta if you are not in a Managed beta country.
Which countries are Managed and which are Closed? Unfortunately, I can't say at this time.
Reported by: ebagum
Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0328
timothy says ( 06 Nov 2005 ):
The first version of Messenger 8 Beta branded as Windows Live Messenger 8 has been spotted on the internet. Version 8.0.0328 features a lot of graphical improvements, from display picture borders to replacing toast boxes. Noticeable updates in this version:
- Video button in the conversation window
- Send and Search buttons replaced
- Send button color adapts to window colors
- A sign up window
- Everything branded with Windows Live
- All functions are work in this update
>> Download Windows Live Messenger 8.0.328*
>> Download MSNP13 to MSNP12 down grader**
Thanks to Stephen, Tuneboy and Bmxonline
*) NOTE: This download is NOT a final version, let alone a BETA version (it hasn’t been released yet), so there are still bugs present in it and no features in it are definite for a final version.
**) NOTE: The Adverts supplied in this patch are not affiliated with microsoft.
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