It is things like this that will make those of us who didn’t already jump on the Microsoft hating bandwagon, hop on board….
.NET Messenger Service Staff: You are running a version of messenger that requires an immediate security update. Please visit http://messenger.msn.com/Help/Upgrades.aspx to complete the update.
This is the message you get now when running Trillian, a program that lets you run all instant messaging programs from one interface. Sounds like a great idea, right? Microsoft doesn’t think so. They never learn. The annoying thing is, because I have several friends that use MSN/Windows Messenger, I took the bait and upgraded MSN Messenger only to discover you still get the annoying message to upgrade and you’ll continue to get it until you give up Trillian.
On a funnier note, a search for “die microsoft” gets a whopping 77,800 results on google. Make that 77,801. (ok, to be fair, “die” means “the” in German)