8.5 versus 2008 versus 9

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by mc, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. mc

    mc Guest

    I can't seem to find it anywhere, but can someone tell me the difference
    between 8.5 and version 2008? I have 8.1 now, would you recommend upgrading
    to 8.1 or 2008, or wait for version 9.0/2009?
     
    mc, Feb 4, 2008
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  2. Greetings,

    Well, the versions are 8.1, 8.5 and 9.0. There is no "2008" (yes, it got added to the
    product name for some ridiculous reason but it's not a separate version).

    Anyway, although there's something to be said for not fixing something if it's not broke, 8.5
    contains numerous bug fixes and I certainly would never recommend anyone to use 8.1
    (especially on Vista).
     
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Feb 5, 2008
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  3. mc

    Paulw Guest

    Out of interest why was 8.5 not and automated upgrade or notification of
    upgrade from 8.1?

    I was running 8.1 and only realise 8.5 was about after surfing one day. I
    thought in the past WLM notified you an update was available.

    Regards,

    Paul
     
    Paulw, Feb 10, 2008
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  4. Hi Paul,

    It's pretty much standard procedure that the upgrade isn't put as an automatic update for
    about 4-6 months after release. As such, there hasn't been enough time passed.


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    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Feb 11, 2008
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