Pros animated is neat
Cons makes msn messenger run slower,and camera freezes up
Summary If it works for you great,but all your friends and family have to have it too.Made my pc run like crap,so i took it out.couldn't even click on my friend to send her a message.msn 6.2 is much better.
Pros easy to use and install
Cons sometimes takes time to get connected
Summary Its really a good way of keeping in touch with freinds and families. Just irritates when it takes time to get connected to the main server.
Pros Many new features, looks nicer, fixed problems with previous versions.
Cons It may overwhelm some new users.
Summary I don't think I could ask for more from an IM, except maybe less integrated advertising.
Pros My Space, video conf, funky new features.
Cons Yeah....the ads, and times they try to get you to pay for extras.
Summary I would have to say that this new MSN Messenger is the biggest upgrade they have had in a LONG LONG time. Forget that it is Microsoft, you have to look at this app for what it is.
It new features, like "Winks" are fun, but the novelty will wear off on that quickly I think. Some new Smilies, and you can 'write' freehand now, but again...a novelty.
The biggest feature, and I have to say this puts it over the top, is the My Space. Free up load of photos (to a certain limit, but fairly generous), A Blog, song playlist, and some other features. What a great idea. I love it. It really puts MSN Messenger on the well rounded.
So far, no complaints really. The ads, yes, but geez....IT IS FREE!
Wondering what Yahoo will try to come out with next to try and sway me back to them...
My rating is a SOLID 8. Always room for improvement. Perhaps more multimedia in the future, add it to the My Space? Who knows, but I am sure it's coming.
Pros full screen video (can't see why this feature has not been available earlier)
Cons Does not work as well as advertised. Voice is better with Skype. Video is slower and hang (message: bandwith is not good enough). Lips does not synch at all (too slow for noticing). PC crashes
Summary Seems that MS should have released it under beta status at this point of time. They need to correct bugs and features before going really public. Hopfully it is backward compatible with older version. Conclusion: shift back to previous version. Will be happy to get Messenger 7.0 when debugged though.