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MSN Messenger's 15 year run coming to an end this October

By Shawn Knight
Sep 1, 2014
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  1. Microsoft's 15 year run with MSN Messenger, also known as Windows Live Messenger, will soon be coming to an end. After phasing out the legacy messaging program over a year ago in most parts of the world, Microsoft will shut...

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  2. Snowden

    Snowden TS Member Posts: 68   +31

    Shame, as it runs on the Lumia 610 and other devices that can't run Skype (that only have 256Mb RAM. Skype requires 512Mb minimum).

    Would have been nice to keep it running as a legacy app for people with older phones.
     
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,512   +503

    ^

    We need a bloat-free chat system.

    Although... who still uses live for anything??

    Aaaaaanywho.
     
  4. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,906   +954

    #firstworldproblems
     
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,513   +2,056

    Then take WhatsApp for a spin around the block before FB manages to mangle, pervert and stuff it up.
     
  6. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 739   +248

    MSN was great until they bloated all holy hell out of it, tried turning it into a social media craphole and ran it into the ground. If they'd left well alone, I'd probably still be using it.
     
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,512   +503

    There are tons of free apps that do the same you want.

    The problem is the user base.
     
  8. ajm123

    ajm123 TS Rookie

    Just curious, why is this article a copy & paste of the one from theverge?
     

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