Windows Live Messenger
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Full user review
"Live Messenger 11 is a failure"
Slick and pretty interface
Option to block contacts removed.
Bloated with ads, need to use A-Patch to remove ad ware.
Deleted contacts can still contact you.
Display name is tied to your hotmail account and will not allow use of alias' anymore.
Adding contacts doesn't work sometimes.
Live messenger used to be known as MSN messenger and it used to be a nice chat program. Now it's become sadly disappointing. Considering the amount of money and technical power Microsoft has at its command it is truly shocking something as awful as Live Messenger can come out of that organisation especially as they had something good before.
Now we have a chat client full of ads, an interface that automatically opens a gratuitous Windows Live portal window, you can no longer block contacts, adding new contacts sometimes fails and the list goes on.
Recommend to use something else instead eg Pidgin and wait for MS to hopefully release something decent in Live Messenger 12.