Microsoft Network (MSN) Informative - Microsoft forcing customers to use the latest version of Messenger.
LONDON -- I find it intensely frustrating that Microsoft attempts to force MSN Messenger users into using its latest version of the product. I'm currently at a university, where they will permit you to run version 4.3, but they haven't got version 6.0 (the latest) compatible yet. But I can't run 4.3, because Microsoft demand that I download 6.0, which I can't run, because it's not compatible with my university's network yet. You see my problem? I use MSN Messenger frequently, in fact considering it an important resource for talking to people I know, and if Microsoft didn't force its users to use an older version of the product *or nothing*, I would be fine. As it is, I am unable to use it at all.
This is the sort of typical Microsoft sameness-forcing tactics I loathe. I use MSN Messenger a *lot*, in fact almost rely on it for some things, and I'm being forced into a situation where I *can't* use it, because Microsoft seems to want to make it impossible to use older versions. Which is of course absurd. There shouldn't be any sort of a crime against using old versions of software, least of all making them completely unusable. I am quite angry about this, and if only my complaint would do any good. I just want to be able to use Messenger. Is that too much to ask?
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