MSN Instant Messaging Losing Data, Not Working

from the hmmm... dept

In an effort to show us exactly why you probably shouldn’t trust your data to Microsoft (as if you needed some evidence – but for those of you who didn’t feel like thinking this through) in their upcoming .NET/Passport/Hailstorm schemes, try this one on for size. In one of their more simple programs, instant messaging, there are reports of it losing data and erasing buddy lists (and, of course, not allowing people to log in). Okay, so that’s not such a big deal for most people, but what if it’s your credit card information? Or your bank account? Exactly why should we be trusting our data to Microsoft again?

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