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.


    Paulw, Feb 10, 2008
  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.

    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Feb 11, 2008
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