Yahoo’s Vista Messenger Setting New Standard

While no doubt Google’s simple and clean applications have been a hit with some users, I’m really impressed with what Yahoo is showing off in its new Messenger for Windows Vista. The product isn’t out yet, but looks to be almost ready, and they’ve got a video showing off its capabilities.

The new Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista takes advantage of a new technology in Vista called the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), which makes it easier for developers to create applications that use rich graphics without some of the massive coding and design work previously involved in such applications, and with better performance by taking advantage of native Windows Vista technologies. The Vista Messenger sets such a great visual standard for rich WPF applications in Vista, that it actually puts to shame a lot of what Microsoft has been developing to show off its new operating system, and that’s […]

Original post by Nathan Weinberg