Windows Live Messenger Beta

Yes sir. I just got on to the beta testing program of the new IM client from Microsoft – Windows Live Messenger. It has some pretty nice features that we didn’t havein the previous versions, but since it is a beta not everything works as it should. The interface looks pretty nice and gives us an idea about the Vista interface (I guess). If you want to sign up for the beta program try here. If/when I get invites to send out I will post it here and anybody who wants one can have it. Of course, it will be...

Hotmail invitation

Yesterday I didn’t get my invitation tp participate in the beta testing of the new Hotmail interface. The reason being that I am a Plus customer and therefore have access to additional features. Unfortunately there is a bug in the system, so until that is fixed I am not in the beta program.   On a totally different note, I went shopping with the family today, and my wife and daugter went to look for make up. Being the manly man that I am, I found it impossible to stand in the make up section whilr maintaing just a tiny...

Internet Explorer rant

I believe this is a pretty good indicator of how things are these days in the browser department of Microsoft. Personally I think the browser is lacking a lot of features that can otherwise be found in Netscape for instance. However, Netscape still has a lot of bugs, and since I use Hotmail, MSN Messenger and Spaces, I find the MSN toolbar very useful. I would prefer an updated version of IE, which is coming soon, or the MSN toolbar for Netscape or Firefox. It really is too bad that Microsoft doesn’t care about their browser, since a lot people...

Windows Live Messenger

Another “live”branded product has entered beta testing. Microsoft just released the Windows Live Messenger, which will take over from the current MSN Messenger, to a limited amount of beta testers. Of course I’m not one of them, so I can’t really tell you a lot about the product. However, check out the development teams blog for a lot of interesting info on the new Messenger.    

Google & Netscape partnership?

Here we go again. While I was writing my MSN post the other day, I actually started thinking about what would happen if Google wound up winning the bid for AOL. As you know, gentle reader, I have an affinity for Netscape, which unfortunately is owned by AOL. Now, what if Google wound up with Netscape. Not only would they get a recognized browser name, albeit one that needs revitalization, but none the less, they would have a brand to work with. Having a Netscape division would permit Google to seperate its activities so that they won’t loose focus on...

Jason Calacanis: “I wish I was still running Netscape”

Jason Calacanis har en meget opmuntrende post omkring det nye Netscape. Noget tyder på at holdet bag det nye site har fået vendtskuden, og at brugerne er ved at komme tilbage. Selvom Netscape ikke er så relevant for mig, nu hvor jeg bor i Danmark igen, så er det ret interessnt at se hvordan social news som fænomen er begyndt at sprede sig til et mere main stream publikum. Det pudsige er at MSN også er begyndt at beta teste en version af den samme service i Holland. Jeg ved ikke så meget om MSN reporter, men det er da...

New Netscape.com

It seems as if Netscape is trying to relaunch their website. Nobody really knows what it will be, but it appears as if the site is going to turn into a digg.com type news engine. Now that Jason Calacanis is the head honcho over at Netscape, I guess we will see a lot of social networking, maybe some blogging features, and definitely a user generated news function.   Let us hope that the renewed AOL interest in Netscape will yield a better browser and webmail. However, knowing the AOL approach to Netscape I think that is highly unlikely. I wonder...