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Microsoft to kill the Messenger on March 15

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    Thanks Terry! I was referring to the IM+ you can get from the Windows store. I was thinking of downloading that, but don't know if I want to "muck" up the waters. The bulk of people I IM are on FB and don't need to get more bogged down w/other IMs...I was just wondering about that program from the store.

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  2. #32


    Oh, OK, Steve. I haven't seen that one unless it's the one that shows up "out of the box" in Windows 8.

    I don't use IM a lot (except Office Communicator at work, and that's very useful). I really don't miss Messenger except that it was a handy link to my e-mail (one-click access) and a handy way to see how many e-mail messages I had not yet read.
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  3. #33


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    Pidgin or Trillian are both good alternatives to Messenger. Both are multi-protocol with plugins for Skype, Twitter LinkedIn, etc. I have been using Trillian for years so I can have one IM program and communicate easily with anybody's IM regardless of protocol.
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