Wow, it's been almost two years since I was excited about Trillian's IM/social network-concatenator, Astra. While I've been registered for their beta since July 2007, it wasn't until yesterday, when Lifehacker pointed out that beta applications were being filled quickly that I gave them my address again, and got myself a copy of the client for Windows, which is the only version available right now. This isn't a review. I used it all day today, and while I found the interface foreign, I could probaly get used to it. It worked and didn't crash. I did see some interesting features along the lines of statistics and histories of chat sessions (on which days did I chat with X; that sort of thing). I don't have time to really delve in to the product, and will be going back to Digsby as my Windows desktop client tomorrow. I do, however, have five invites to the beta product if you want to try it yourself.