Microsoft recently has implemented the SIP standard into its Windows Messenger 5.0 client. This is an important step that will benefit computer users in the long run. Now, with a little bit of configuration, computer users can use their client to make SIP phone calls over the Internet. Phone calls over the Internet are cheaper and more convenient, especially for folks who are online a lot.
SIPphone has designed a step-by-step tutorial for connecting to SIPphone via the Windows Messenger at http://sipphone.com/messenger/.
* Microsoft's security updates for December were quite small in comparison to previous updates within the last few months. One update, which addresses a flaw in its Internet Explorer browser, is rated critical. Learn more.
* Apple released its December security update. Its update is a 12.7MB download that addresses several components, including Apache, AppKit, Safari, Kerberos and others. Read more.
* Several Linux distros, including Gentoo and SuSE Linux, have released patches for an image flaw found recently in the lmlib software library. The flaw is rated as highly critical. Read more.