Earlier this year, Microsoft announced their next generation of broadband internet-based software, Windows Live. Live is a free, ad-supported AJAX virtual desktop that is going to completely rebrand several of...

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced their next generation of broadband internet-based software, Windows Live.  Live is a free, ad-supported AJAX virtual desktop that is going to completely rebrand several of Microsoft’s core offerings. It’s an Extreme MakeOver of sorts.

If you don’t already know Hotmail and MSN Messenger will be no more.

The face lift will usher in Microsoft Live Mail and Microsoft Live Messenger. The new WL Messenger client comes with the feature of PC-to-land line/mobile calling, like Skype. Looks like Microsoft beat Google (Gtalk) to it. The line up also includes Windows Live Favorites (bookmarking software), Windows Live Safety Center (PC tune ups), Windows Live Search (for mobiles) and much more…. it’s a complete web 2.0 MakeOVer for the sleeping giant.

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