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Review of Yahoo! Messenger (Windows XP, Macintosh OS X, FreeBSD 4.5, Linux RedHat 6.2, 7.2, 8, 9 and Debian Woody)

February 6, 2006

We have a few Yahoo! friends, so we decided to download the free messenger. Here’s what we found:

Voice: Subpar. We don’t really like it as much as Skype. However, it does have nice voice confrencing.
Video: Not tested.
File Transfer: Not tested.
Smileys: Great! Yahoo! also supports animated smileys.
Games: Bad. Chess and checkers are the best games, so you understand what it’s games are like.
Interface: Subpar. ‘Nough said.
Bottom Line: The entire messenger was OK. However, the Yahoo! 360 popup at every startup was too much for us. We prefer Gaim and Skype.

Yahoo! Messenger For Windows

Yahoo! Messenger 2.5.3 For Macintosh
Yahoo! Messenger For FreeBSD 4.5, Linux RedHat 6.2, 7.2, 8, 9 and Debian Woody 1.0.4


Yahoo! Messenger