Legality of .NET Messenger (MSN Messenger) with Pidgin/GAIM
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Sun Jun 28 04:26:38 EDT 2009
I've been using GAIM to access .NET Messenger from Linux, but have just
upgraded my Windows partition to XP. When I tried to log in to MSN
Messenger, it said there was a mandatory upgrade, which I downloaded.
I am one of those people who actually reads small print, so I read the
licence terms and it seems to say that I may not use unauthorised
clients to access .NET Messenger. Not unsurprisingly, Pidgin/GAIM is
not amongst the small list on their authorised clients sites.
I abandoned the install to avoid agreeing, until I'd researched the
Is there any news on this restriction?
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