Microsoft releases Messenger for Mac 6.0 (Universal)

Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit has released Messenger for Mac 6.0.

In a first for Microsoft, Messenger for Mac 6.0 is a Universal application built to run on both PowerPC-based and Intel-based Macs

More info and download link here.

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40 Comments

  1. If there is still no vid support than I call Bulls@#t. There is no Fu@#$ng excuse for a company the size of Microsoft not being able to have the video chat in it’s Mac offering. This is just a way for MS to get the kids to say”mac’s suck, msn doesn’t work on it” Anticompetitive assho@#s.

    F@#k MS.

  2. Messenger for Mac 6.0 makes it easy to take advantage of the full power of instant messaging, and it is a Universal application built to run on both PowerPC-based and Intel-based Macs. This update allows Messenger for Mac users to:

    Chat with Yahoo! Messenger contacts
    Add a status message that your personal contacts can see
    Share what you are listening to in iTunes with your personal contacts
    Create, send, and receive custom emoticons with personal contacts
    Send and receive custom animated emoticons with personal contacts
    Search for conversation histories using Spotlight
    Check the spelling in your instant messages

    Wow, that is some useful upgrade…
    I’ll be sticking with Aduim and AMSN.

  3. The messenger for mac team, in a recent interview, said that video support would be coming to MSN for Mac in version 7, mostly because of the difficulty of getting the protocols for webcamming on both platforms to be compatible.

  4. Finally, they’ve got some of the basics in there… but true to form, it’s underwhelming… using MSN Messenger is a necessary evil to keep in touch with friends who still haven’t made the switch to Mac or Mac users that are too lazy to use iChat. (fist to sky) DAMN, YOU MICROSOFT!

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