June 20th, 2006 by Keith

Windows Live Messenger Released

Posted in Fun Stuff, Site News, Web Apps, Windows

Windows Live Messenger

Microsoft has finally released the new MSN Messenger, now known as the Windows Live Messenger. For so long it has been in the beta testing stage, with usage given to some priviledge few who has invitations to try out the latest MSN chat client.

If know have used chat clients before, you should be fairly familiar with MSN Messenger (or rather Windows Live Messenger), hence, I will give no more introduction about this latest gadget.

Windows Live Messenger has integrated several new features onto the previous stable MSN Messenger version, and also with a total interface change, giving a new outlook of this new version. It can be used as a basic program to allow users to communicate with friends, with Microsoft Passport account, online.

Furthermore, WLM users will find this new application allows video conferencing, making and receiving calls, as well as sending and receiving SMS.

New Features You Won’t Want To Miss:

  • * PC-to-PC Calling
  • * Telephone calling, too
  • * Even better video conversations
  • * Sharing Folders
  • * Text message their phones
  • * Your two-way, super-powered address book
  • * Windows Live™ Alerts
  • * Soon: Talk to your Yahoo! friends, too

Personally, I find that the memory resource usage is pretty high. This could be due to the several integrated features embedded within the application itself. At times, the startup for WLM takes a period of time, and logging onto the account seem to be quite hard-disk demanding. There seems to be lots of writing and reading from the hard-disk drive, despite WLM itself being a small application.

System Requirement:

  • - Computer and processor: Multimedia PC Pentium 233 MHz process (500 MHz recommended)
  • - Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® XP
  • - Memory: Minimum 128 MB of RAM (256 MB recommended)
  • - Hard disk: Up to 50 MB of hard disk space for installation, 15 MB to run the program
  • - Display: Minimum 800 x 600 screen resolution
  • - Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 SP1 or later must be installed on your computer, though it does not need to be your default.
  • - Internet connection: Internet functionality requires dial-up or broadband Internet access (provided separately). Local or long-distance charges may apply.

Available FREE for download, the latest release of Windows Live Messenger has, nonetheless, meet the expectations of several users.

2 Responses to “Windows Live Messenger Released”

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