On September 16th, Microsoft rolled out Windows Live Wave 3 Beta, the newly Windows Live suite of applications and for the record, this is another late buzz from the renowned procrastinator :) If you look at the installer (screenshot below), you may choose the applications of your choice or you may choose all of them together (197 MB) for the sake of testing out new products. While I was writing this post, the download progress was almost half of the way and it seemed to barely move, heck it’s really a bad idea to download large files during peak hours.
This package include
– Windows Live Messenger v9 Beta
– Windows Live Movie Maker Beta
– Windows Live Mail Beta with Calendar synchronisation
– Windows Live Writer Beta
– Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta
– Windows Live Family Safety Beta
– Microsoft Outlook & Connector Beta
– Windows Live Toolbar Beta
These new applications bring some new features like the capability of uploading videos to Youtube from Live Writer and the user interface of the respective applications is given uplift, making them more vibrant and appealing.
To fully enjoy the applications, your system generally needs to have a processor of at least 1 GHz or higher, 256 RAM or higher (Windows XP), 512 RAM or higher (Windows Vista) and for certain applications such as Movie Maker, ATI Radeon 9500 (or higher) or nVidia GeForce FX 5900 (or higher) are required to run the programs smoothly. You may see the full system requirements here.