Windows Messenger for Windows 2000/XP 5.1.0701

4.0 out of 5 stars 4.0 (124 votes)

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Windows 2000/Server 2003/XP / Freeware / 97,063 downloads

Windows Messenger lets you see when your friends are online and exchange instant messages with them. Send instant messages with cool, new emoticons, call anywhere in the world from your computer, see when someone's typing, page a contact's mobile phone, send pictures and music to your friends, and much more. You can also use this free program to make phone calls, send a message to a pager, trade pictures and music with your friends, and much more.

Reviews of Windows Messenger for Windows 2000/XP

  1. 5 out of 5 stars
    photonboy

    Reviewing 5.1.0701 (Oct 27, 2005)

    Should read this, it is the difference between MSN Messenger and Messenger:
    http://www.microsoft.com...CA9E&displaylang=en
    It says Messenger is for the Business environment and that consumers (most of us) should use MSN Messenger. However, it is fully compatible with MSN's server as well as it's own so I think I'll use Messenger as I don't like all the extras. I just want a clean interface.

  2. 4 out of 5 stars
    scriptee

    Reviewing 5.1.0680 (May 15, 2005)

    Better than MSN Messenger by far, but I recommend using GAIM instead.

  3. 5 out of 5 stars
    GoodThings2Life

    Reviewing 5.1.0680 (May 15, 2005)

    New build provides fixes and enhancements to previous release... continues to work well and do what it's supposed to.

    To Adriane79's comment... I suspect that it could be something to do with firewall configurations either on your end or your contact's end. You may want to check those things.

  4. 1 out of 5 stars
    Adrian79

    Reviewing 5.1.0680 (May 15, 2005)

    I take back my last comment...since the install the first 5.1 build I have noticed that "appsharing" does not work no more :( I cant help my friends anymore...wtf!! i traced the prog back to this I cant reverse the effects..my only option is to re-install windows!! nooooo!!!

  5. 4 out of 5 stars
    some guy

    Reviewing 5.1.0639 (Mar 27, 2005)

    should be called msn light, but the feature to share the desktop, as the other guy stated is great for your friends and family members that need help with thir computers

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