MSN is Microsoft's brand name for web services. Following an initial attempt at providing a proprietary ISP service (nearly nobody remembers that anymore, since it started way back before the browser wars), it then evolved into a full-blown portal, search engine and Instant Messaging service.

MSN Messenger is the IM service in most Portuguese networks (even corporate ones).


Alternative Clients:


  • A-Patch, an application that completely removes the hideously intrusive advertising from the Windows MSN client.


  • Most of the Windows logos on the latest MSN client for the Mac can be replaced by transparent PNG files without any ill effects.

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