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Old January 20, 2011, 03:41 PM
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We all know how bad WLM 2011 is and a lot of people are using 2009. However, it seems that Microsoft is forcing people to update to 2011 now or MSN won't work for them. Does anyone know a workaround to this? More and more people are getting the same problem now.
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Old January 20, 2011, 04:17 PM
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e-buddy, and/or trillian.
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been using trillian for years. stick it on me thumb drive, same with ff portable. no need to have a hdd either..:)

the only thing with trillian, make rar copies or else your av sometimes kills some essentials files, not sure why but it happened to me a few times.
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I never have like Trillian or any of the other 3rd party software out there.

No I do not like how MS is forcing users to upgrade.. but its all part of the anti-spyware/virus movement.
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Old January 20, 2011, 05:13 PM
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I never have like Trillian or any of the other 3rd party software out there.

No I do not like how MS is forcing users to upgrade.. but its all part of the anti-spyware/virus movement.
You mean it's part of Microsoft forcing people to upgrade to the new WLM because they know how that users won't upgrade if they don't have to.

And for those who click those links, well... it fully screams spyware on those links.
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I don't like that Trillian has ads, so I use Pidgin. Seems to work fine. Only use MSN for basic text chatting anyhow, so I definitely don't need the grossly bloated WLM.
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Old January 20, 2011, 09:12 PM
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Amazing. The update was only to WLM 2009 for some weird reason and didn't force the update to 2011.
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