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So I just heard that Microsoft is killing MSN for good because they own Skype now in roughly 2 days (in USA, but not sure on anywhere else). The only area that would keep it is China from what's being said from cnet. This actually started in March 15th though it seems they are ready to start plug at this time....

I was just now told about it, but did a bit of research and found an article here.
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I feel like I've been hearing this for the past two months now, is it seriously happening?

Not that it's gonna matter to me, I already only use Skype
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I thought MSN was already dead. Still trying to figure out why...

Skype dominates once again.
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Mr Color wrote:

I feel like I've been hearing this for the past two months now, is it seriously happening?

Not that it's gonna matter to me, I already only use Skype
Knowing Microsoft, they don't bluff about things and usually force it through at people. I'm already using Skype as well, but it sucks for those I need to talk to that don't have it and those who don't log on often (like 5 times a month).
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MSN had custom emoticons and better file sharing ;___;
I think they're also shutting down Lync in a month or two.
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BRBP wrote:

MSN had custom emoticons and better file sharing ;___;
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Yeah this has been talked about for the last 4-5 months on various websites. Lucky china keeping it :(

Sucks for me because I really like the msn UI more than skype, but I guess I will have to get used to it (I always use skype for voice chat anyway).
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James2250 wrote:

Yeah this has been talked about for the last 4-5 months on various websites. Lucky china keeping it :(

Sucks for me because I really like the msn UI more than skype, but I guess I will have to get used to it (I always use skype for voice chat anyway).
I'll help you to get used to it :P
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BRBP wrote:

I think they're also shutting down Lync in a month or two.
please let this be true

originally I thought Skype was way better than MSN performance-wise, but after a while Skype started introducing updates that killed its performance on older machines. Still, can't say I'd be sad to see MSN go. It's like IE6. It's old and it can't keep up any more.
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The two big problems I had with MSN were synching and logging. It wasn't a problem until I had both a laptop, smartphone, and a desktop. I like going back on logs and reading up on some of the past so when MSN couldn't do that properly it kind of sucked. Plus when people sent me messages and I wouldn't know until I logged onto MSN from the specific device that was on at the time. That kind of sucked.

But still, I'll miss you MSN :c. At least you'll have Google Reader join you in a couple months. That guy is pretty cool, I'm sure you'll get along
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I think I did hear about this not to long ago. MSN dose show you can merge your account with Skype and have all of your contacts. (I seriously thought it was pointless till some weeks ago)

I will miss MSN since I've been with with them to long. (Oh....the memories.)
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good riddance
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If microsoft owns Skype, we're going to have to expect a few horrible shit updates in the next few months
which is the reason why MSN is dropped, it was largerly boycotted because of the latest update forcing users to use their real names instead of a nickname (among other reasons)
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Do you remember it? MSN 6.0 will be 10 years old on June.
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If Skype didn't give me lag spikes in certain applications I would be much happier with this news.
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whymeman wrote:

BRBP wrote:

MSN had custom emoticons and better file sharing ;___;
LOL that emoticon just brang me so many memories ;_;
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MSN was my favorite client with Messenger Plus! installed (IRC-style text formatting, custom scripts, logs that actually work well) Of course I never updated to the latest client because that thing was horrible, I always stuck with 2009.
Really gonna miss it, especially since Microsoft has been pushing updates to make Skype even worse. Seriously, why would anyone get RID of shading on all their graphics??
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MillhioreF wrote:

MSN was my favorite client with Messenger Plus! installed (IRC-style text formatting, custom scripts, logs that actually work well) Of course I never updated to the latest client because that thing was horrible, I always stuck with 2009.
Really gonna miss it, especially since Microsoft has been pushing updates to make Skype even worse. Seriously, why would anyone get RID of shading on all their graphics??
My thoughts.
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MillhioreF wrote:

Microsoft has been pushing updates to make Skype even worse. Seriously, why would anyone get RID of shading on all their graphics??
Because... it's Microsoft?

I'm just hoping it doesn't give us the "RedRingsofDeath" annoyance like what we had on the first two gens of XBOX.
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gosh, I should have paid another visit to application before this happened. I hope I can recover my contacts somehow.
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