You're kidding, right? Messenger on windows is an utter piece of shit. The chat window is 50% unused, 25% ads and 25% actual useful message box/conversation thread. Adium - DownloadThe only things I like on Windows machines are gaming and Excel. And MSN.
I wish Mac had better versions of Office and MSN.
lolwut?Almost all the software engineers/computer scientists I know use macs
Especially in Java? Last I checked Java was cross platform. In fact, last I checked, being compile once run anywhere was the entire reason it came to be.lolwut?
Everyone I know in my course (computer science), and others in computer engeneering, eletrical engeneering and other similar degrees uses a PC. Im yet to meet a computer science student that uses a mac. Using a mac for computer programming is crazy when you could use a PC; pretty much because the access to the API and libraries (especially in java) is that much faster. Not meaning to bash mac users here, althought i dont like them at all.
The thing is that these non standard clients have existed for years and years and Microsoft's not really done much to hurt them. Excel on PC has a few features the Mac ones don't, but if you're going too much above what Numbers offers you're probably getting into R/SPSS territory *shrug*