I am hating the merger between Skype and MSN. All of the easy to use and fun features of MSN has been lost, and we're all now stuck using the features of Skype.
I can't even just log into my MSN account without logging into my Skype account. I have different contacts on the different accounts, I want to appear online to one lot of contacts and offline to another lot. Is there anyway to do this?
I also hate having so many different chat window going at the same time again, it's like back to the dark ages for chats.
Frustrated and resentful.
10-01-2013 10:28 - edited 10-01-2013 10:29
I have exactly the same question.
MSN for me is a lightweight chat client to keep in touch with wife, relatives & friends.
Skype is a resourse-gobbling entity that barely runs in a 1 GB RAM nenbook with Windows 7.
But the really critical thing is that my employer has banned Skype due apparently to it being a p2p application that might create nodes or even supernodes within the corporate network.
Research on this via Google produced murky results and no clear statements from Microsoft.
My employer does not ban MSN (my previous employer even encouraged it as a corporate tool).
My Wife uses MSN and Skype too, and in her case wants to keep her accounts separate as she does not want Skype voip callers bugging her for immediate attention unless she is in the mood.
Try to sign into Skype with your microsoft account with a newly generated Skype account.
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10-01-2013 11:00 - edited 10-01-2013 11:00
I think I'm going to avoid associating my MSN account with my Skype account and see what happens. If MSN stops working I can migrate to Wechat which my Wife already uses. It seems much less resource hungry than Skype and has the look and feel of MSN.