Skype 4.0.0.181 Beta

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Skype is software for calling other people on their computers or phones. Download Skype and start calling for free all over the world.
The calls have excellent sound quality and are highly secure with end-to-end encryption. You don’t even need to configure your firewall or router or any other networking gear.Additionally it doesn’t just work on Windows. Skype is also for Mac OS X, Linux and PDAs using Pocket PC, with a native look and feel for each platform. Talking, sending instant messages or even file transfers work between different platforms like a charm.

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MSN Messenger Live 2009 Beta

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Windows Live Messenger has a fresh new look, but it’s still got all the features you know and love.

* A new revamped and refined user interface to follow suite with the rest of the Windows Live Wave 3 design. Many functions have been merged and many unnecessary buttons removed.
* Display pictures have been moved over to the left side of conversation windows.
* The ability to set your own “Scene”, by customizing the background image and color of the contact list.
* Conversation windows display the contact’s particular “Scene” instead of your own for improved contact identification and window management.
* A new “Groups” feature, which allows you to create a never ending group conversation between select contacts (via invitation), which can be initiated at any time.
* Groups have been renamed to “Categories” to make way for this feature (see above).
* Newly redesigned and more easily identifiable status icons which now resemble small gems, rather than the previous “Messenger Buddy” icons.
* Now uses the standard window frame (Windows Vista users only) in accordance with the Windows Vista UX Guidelines.
* A new default “Favorites” Category, in which you can place your favorite contacts for easy access to them and additional details about those contacts at the top of your list.
* New Photo Sharing utility which allows contacts to quickly and easily browse photos together.
* “What’s New” section at the bottom of the contact list to quickly outline recent contact updates, such as a new personal message, new display picture, or updates to their Windows Live Spaces.
* “Be right back”, “Out to lunch” and “On the phone”/”In a call” statuses have been removed and the “Online” status has been renamed as “Available”.
* New colored borders which appear around display pictures to quickly display the currently set status of that contact.

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Trillian 3.1.12.0 ( All-in-One Messenger )

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Trillian is a fully featured, stand-alone, skinnable chat client that supports AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and IRC. It provides capabilities not possible with original network clients, while supporting standard features such as audio chat, file transfers, group chats, chat rooms, buddy icons, multiple simultaneous connections to the same network, server-side contact importing, typing notification, direct connection (AIM), proxy support, encrypted messaging (AIM/ICQ), SMS support, and privacy settings.

Without stealing your home page and with no other included software, pop-ups, or spyware, Trillian provides unique functionality such as contact message history, a powerful skinning language, tabbed messaging, global status changes (set all networks away at once), Instant Lookup (automatic Wikipedia integration), contact alerts, an advanced automation system to trigger events based on anything happening in the client, docking, hundreds of emoticons, emotisounds, shell extensions for file transfers, and systray notifications.

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Yahoo! Messenger 9

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Use Yahoo! Messenger to call and talk over the Internet just like you’re on the phone. All you need is a headset, or a microphone and speakers. It’s that easy – just click the Call button. If no one’s there, leave a voicemail!

You can also get much better sound quality than regular phone lines. Try it out – you and your friends will really hear a difference.

Find, add, share friends… It’s easier than ever to add and invite friends to Messenger. You can even send your contact information to a friend’s Address Book.

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Eudora 8 Email Client

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Eudora is the best email program for people who get lots of email. If you’re not one of those people now, you will be soon. So, take control of your email before it takes control of you. Eudora is more than a way to send and receive messages – it’s a powerful email management tool with features to increase your productivity and enhance your communications.

ScamWatch combats “phishing” schemes that use disguised URL’s to gather personal information. Eudora now detects if the URL in the link differs suspiciously from the host name and warns you to exercise caution before making the connection.

Version 8 of is now open source and based on Thunderbird. The Penelope project’s intention is to join the Eudora┬« user experience with the Mozilla platform. We intend to produce a version of Eudora that is open source and based on Mozilla and Thunderbird. It’s *not* our intention to compete with Thunderbird; rather, we want to complement it.

We are committed to both preserving the Eudora user experience and to maintaining maximum compatibility, for both developers and users, with Thunderbird. It is our goal to build a single development community around Thunderbird and Eudora, so that both mailers advance faster than they previously have.

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OpenOffice.org 3.0 ( Free Office Suite )

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OpenOffice.org is an open-source, multiplatform and multilingual office suite comparable with MS Office.

It is compatible with all other major office suites and is free to download, use, and distribute. It was previously known as StarOffice before it became an open-source project. OpenOffice comes with OpenWriter – a word processor, OpenCalc – a spreadsheet and OpenImpress – a presentational package.

  • The first office suite to use the new OASIS OpenDocument format, the future-proof international standard for office software
  • Easy to install, with a whole new look and feel, matched to the type of computer in use
  • More intuitive, more easy to use than ever, with a host of new usability features
  • Complete with Base: an easy-to-use database manager with a fully integrated database
  • Compatible with other software packages – now understands even obscure and rarely used features in major competitors.

You may download OpenOffice.org Version 2 completely free of any licence fees, use it for any purpose – private, educational, government and public administration, commercial – and pass on copies free of charge to family, friends, students, employees, etc.

The version offered for download here is the Windows version. Versions for other platforms are available from OpenOffice.org.

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