updated 02:45 pm EDT, Wed September 27, 2006
Messenger 6.0 released
Microsoft's Mac Business Unit has released Messenger for Mac 6.0, the first Universal application from Microsoft to run natively on both Intel-based Macs as well as PowerPC systems. Messenger 6.0 offers users more choice and customization options, as well as "worry-free" instant messaging via a new option to spell check messages. The Universal application allows Mac users to chat with Yahoo! buddies, and features "Personality Plus" that supports creation of custom emoticons as well as a personal display message, including "What I'm Listening To" -- a feature that displays what a user is listening to on iTunes. Business users can benefit from the choice to deploy Live Communications Server only, enabling easier IT management. Messenger for Mac 6.0 is available for free, and requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later.