MSN Messenger 7 Dropped by Microsoft (13th September 2007)

Windows Messenger 4.7 had the perfect interface for a messaging program, imho. But it never played well with my home network. It would lose connection without telling me. File transfers often failed, too.

The deathly unresponsive and pixel-wasting MSN Messenger 7 was the oldest version which worked. But support for that has been dropped. I can’t sign in any more.

Now I’ll have to use Windows Live Messenger. There had better be an option to turn off all the annoyances that comes with it. If there isn’t, I’ll look for an open-source one.

Can’t minimise the download progress window for it. That’s a bad sign.