The End of MSN for Mac
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MSN for Mac OS X will soon be a thing of the past. Microsoft has announced that they will no longer be offering or supporting their MSN service for Mac OS X, effective May 31st of this year.

Said a Microsoft representative, “Beginning May 31, Microsoft will make changes and no longer support the MSN for Mac OS X Internet Software client.” While unwilling to disclose how many subscribers the move will affect, they claimed it to be “a small number.”


While Mac users will still be able to purchase Internet service from MSN, they will have to use their own software to actually connect, such as the Internet Connection dialer which comes with OS X. Whether the continued offering of Internet access to Mac users is due to a desire on the part of Microsoft to still service the Mac sector, or due to an obligation to provide Mac users with Internet access as part of a years-old agreement with Qwest, is unclear, although smart money is on the latter.

Of course, Mac users accessing MSN through their own means will still be able to purchase premium MSN services such as Encarta Premium, Money Plus, and the expanded 2gig Hotmail storage.

Mac users who are upset over the loss of the MSN client always have the option of switching to a Windows machine and..oh gosh, Aunty couldn’t even type that with a straight face. Once you go Mac does anyone ever go back?

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4 thoughts on “The End of MSN for Mac
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  1. I must point out that this is the MSN software not the MSN Messenger software. On first reading this article it sounded like MS were ditching the Messenger client but they aren’t.

    Ste

  2. Isn’t this illegal? Because this is building up Microshit’s monopoly position, and i thought the european trial was all about this. To hell with all Microsoft crap.

  3. Isn’t this illegal? Because this is building up Microshit’s monopoly position, and i thought the european trial was all about this. To hell with all Microsoft crap.

  4. Who needs Microshit when there’s this handsome app. called “Mercury”? http://www.mercury.to/
    Soon with webcam.

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