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You'll get the most out of MSN Messenger if you're already a member of MSN or have signed up for its free services. Otherwise, there are better chat clients. MSN requires that you create an account with its own Hotmail (or Passport) program to install the messenger client, and entering your demographic information is not optional. You get a standard chat experience, both one-to-one and multiuser, and extra services such as NetMeeting, which is awkwardly focused on the kinds of remote-conferencing tasks handled through standard VPNs these days. One seemingly attractive feature, Browse the Web Together, turns out to be a feature of MSN 8, not the messenger itself. Prominent tabs for MSN's online services, such as Expedia and MSNBC, are here as expected, and you can sign up for each service to customize the content.

 
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General

Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date April 21, 2005
Date Added April 21, 2005
Version 7.0

Category

Category Communications
Subcategory Chat

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 5.01

Download Information

File Size 10.28MB
File Name Install_MSN_Messenger.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 6,325,746
Downloads Last Week 4

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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