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by Mike Masnick

Microsoft to Get Into Instant Messaging

from the yet-another-IM-technology-for-the-task-bar dept

It seems as thought Microsoft is finally going to jump on the instant messaging bandwagon. For the most part, with this site, I've tried to avoid trashing Microsoft (I leave that for the newsletter), but this is typical of them. There are already way too many IM products out there, and no set standards. The smart move would be to give it up and work with someone else, but as per Microsoft's standard method of operating they will build their own, and then (I'm sure) try to drive it as the standard. If they were really smart they'd finally build the "all in one" messaging client that can communicate with most of the other IM clients. But that's not the Microsoft way...

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