Windows Live Messenger

windows live messenger

Earlier this week I received an invite for Windows Live Messenger Beta, which I requested from Kristin. Thanks Kristin! I’ve started using it and I think it’s cool and a bit better than Yahoo Messenger. I really like the design of the user interface as well as the cool new features like new emoticons and being able to make PC-to-PC calls.

Windows Live Messenger Beta Features

  • Send all your familiar winks and emoticons, plus some cool new ones
  • Have real-time text, video and voice conversations*
  • Call your friends’ mobile or land-line telephones by signing up for MCI Web
  • Calling to make affordable domestic and international calls
  • Easily share documents of all kinds with Sharing Folders
  • Make free PC-to-PC calls with other Messenger users

*Both parties must have compatible Web cameras, speakers, and microphones.

System Requirements

  • Multimedia PC
  • Pentium 233 MHz process (500 MHz recommended)
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Minimum 128 MB of RAM (256 MB recommended)
  • Up to 50 MB of hard disk space for installation, 15 MB to run the program.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 SP1 or later must be installed on your computer, though it does not need to be your default.
  • Minimum 800 x 600 screen resolution

Today, I received a notification that I have 5 invites that I could give away but I’m left with 3 coz I already promised one to Abe and another one to a friend. So if you want an invite, just post a comment with your email address. The first four people to post will get the invites. First come, first served!

Anybody else using Windows Live Messenger? Which feature/s do you like best? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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  1. Jaypee

    February 17, 2006 at 4:30 AM

    yeah, it is cool. i still have 1 more invite to give. let me know if you're interested. :)

  2. Karla

    February 17, 2006 at 4:22 AM

    ey jaypee
    the messenger looks cool
    sleek interface :D
    my messenger is really old hahaha
    stone age interface :p

  3. Jaypee

    January 29, 2006 at 8:13 AM

    @Jim – invite sent. have fun! :)

  4. Jim

    January 29, 2006 at 7:33 AM

    Can you invite me? pls…

  5. Jaypee

    January 29, 2006 at 3:17 AM

    @Ayel – thanks for droppin by.

    @trench – i sent it to bobat at yourdomain dot com. you could give me a different email address. i think you also need to check your domain email coz i remember that kristin also sent you an invite but you didn't get it. the email could've been considered as spam.

  6. trench

    January 28, 2006 at 9:20 PM

    Still haven't gotten the invite!

  7. Ayel

    January 28, 2006 at 4:02 PM

    i think that Live messenger is such a good thing to add in my windows. thanks for the wondrful update. hehe. take care po!

  8. Jaypee

    January 28, 2006 at 10:50 AM

    @grace – you need invites to be able to download and use Windows Live Messenger.

  9. Grace

    January 28, 2006 at 9:49 AM

    cool, mas maganda pa sa YM, ma try nga yan!!

    thanks jaypee..

  10. Jaypee

    January 28, 2006 at 7:14 AM need for that fresh install. i looked into the codes and i found out that the theme's stylesheet was missing some info for the navigation. so after i added the necessary data, problem solved! now, for the gravatar. still can't figure out what's wrong with it.

  11. trench

    January 28, 2006 at 3:07 AM

    Jaypee, Im not sure what to tell you. When I run into big problems that annoy me I normally create a fresh install of WP and redirect my database to it. It normally clears up any errors. I would test first on a clean install to be sure thats your issue.

  12. Jaypee

    January 28, 2006 at 12:50 AM

    @trench – invite and wallpapers sent! i thought you would like the wallpaper that's why i put it there, and you did. hehe

  13. trench

    January 27, 2006 at 8:30 PM

    Jaypee, can I get copies and an invite too! Thanks! haha. KOBE #1

  14. Jaypee

    January 27, 2006 at 6:34 PM

    @Nazelis – invite and wallpaper sent. please let me know if you get them or not. enjoy!

  15. Nazelis

    January 27, 2006 at 11:01 AM

    the messenger and your desktop image BOTH look so cool :) can i get an invitation for the messenger (and the copy of your wallpaper please ;)

  16. Jaypee

    January 27, 2006 at 9:07 AM

    ei Jamal, thanks for droppin by. you don't like Kobe eh? hehe. it's all good. yeah, 81 pts was spectacular and i watched it live on TV. later on i can tell my kids that i saw it happen before my own eyes. hehe

  17. Jamal

    January 27, 2006 at 8:10 AM

    The messenger looks cool, although I've always been an AIM guy myself. Your desktop image, on the other hand, not so cool (I'll admit that 81 pts was pretty amazing though).

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