: MSN Messenger 4.0 for Mac


monokitty
May 5th, 2004, 12:00 PM
An updated version, now available for download.

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/default.aspx?pid=msnmessenger

Downloading now...

About freakin' time!

Moscool
May 5th, 2004, 12:11 PM
Hmm crawling download. I guess I'm not the only one...

BTW, iChat has been down most of today. Highly unusual; anyone else?

jonmon
May 5th, 2004, 12:16 PM
Thanks

Downloaded fast for me.

monokitty
May 5th, 2004, 12:19 PM
I downloaded the entire app at 4.2k/sec, but I'm on dial-up, and that seems to be a normal download speed. Not technically slow for me. iChatAV works for me, too.

AdrianL
May 5th, 2004, 01:40 PM
yeah its about time!
but their is nothing significaant about this update.

Why is it even given a name like 4.0, should be 3.6 as there is no big jump from 3.5.

Aside from that I downloaded it put it in my applications folder and got rid of the old MSN but whenever I launch the new one it mounts a disk every single time.... did I forget something? :confused:

[ May 05, 2004, 12:57 PM: Message edited by: AdrianL ]

da_jonesy
May 5th, 2004, 01:54 PM
And it sucks... as expected. No Profile Picture support, how lame

Ingenu
May 5th, 2004, 02:42 PM
Well, new emoticons. :confused:

monokitty
May 5th, 2004, 04:02 PM
I'm glad all the emoticons are now supported, but the lack of new features is disappointing for sure. The new MSN icon is also an ugly, disgraceful thing, too. tongue.gif Overall, it seems more PC-ish than Mac-ish, but it works well.

Moscool
May 5th, 2004, 06:17 PM
I have been using Macs since 1985 and I have yet to see a MS product that conforms to Apple interface guidelines. Check out the help! There may be a rationale in Office, but in Messenger?! :rolleyes:

AdrianL
May 5th, 2004, 06:26 PM
Yeah I that new icon is a bit ugly, Sticks out like a sore thumb so I replaced it with the old one.

oatmeal
May 5th, 2004, 07:12 PM
:rolleyes: Brutal ... well, at least it's an update. Definetely PC'ish. The only thing I like is emoticon support. Other than that, slow down load was more than annoying.

jonmon
May 5th, 2004, 07:49 PM
Yeah, no real noticeable changes. I actually like the new icon.

kgeorge78
May 5th, 2004, 08:24 PM
the only thing I was waiting for was picture support and 4.0 for mac doesn't have it?

That was the whole fun of chatting!

msn 4.0 sucks compared to 6.1 for pc - just my 2 cents

Chealion
May 5th, 2004, 09:39 PM
Personally I'm not happy about 4.0, and can't stand the icon. I'm sorry j0nmon, but I think the icon is the definition of a nice icon fuglified. Ugly I find is too nice of a word for it. That and I find no reasons why they jumped to version 4.0 instead of going to 3.6, as it's nothng but 3.5.2 with a few touch ups and maintenance releases thrown together.

betelgeuse
May 7th, 2004, 01:19 PM
You can turn off the ad at the bottom of the buddy list window
:D

Chealion
May 7th, 2004, 07:51 PM
betelgeuse - I thought that was new in 4.0 too, but it's been there since 3.5. Wish I had known that.

haiggy
May 8th, 2004, 06:13 AM
I think it's just time for an iChat release for Windows, and get people using a decent IM client for once... at least it can be used with ICQ accounts, whereas MSN cannot.