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The Microsoft Network

(networking)
(MSN) Microsoft's ISP and online content service, launched in October 1996. Not to be confused with Microsoft Networking.

MSN was originally based on custom software and protocols, however Microsoft saw the error of their ways and adopted Internet standards. MSN now provides standard WWW and email facilities, albeit with Microsoft's Internet Explorer web-browser and the Outlook Express email software.

The service also provides "Community Services" including newsgroups, forums, and chat.

http://msn.com/.
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