Yahoo has decided to discontinue the development and release of the Vista-optimized Yahoo Messenger Client, instead returning to a one-size-fits-all client that is compatible with various versions of the OS. Yahoo claims the change is to improve efficiency in development and make the program more consistent, and it's very easy to see why – developing two separate code bases side by side for two different platforms can lead to all sorts of compatibility problems.
Yahoo isn't disabling the Vista client's access to the YIM network, but has encouraged anyone using the Vista client to install the standard version.
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