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Old 05-13-2011, 03:30 AM   #1
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LXer: 10 reasons why is Microsoft buying Skype!


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This is a biased post. Biased towards FREE people using the FREE internet! And certainly against the blogging policies of being neutral, but no harms! Everyone is changing the policies; Microsoft is being altruistic supporting its ultimate rivals – the open source community; and hence changing its policies. If the IT tycoons are changing their policies then why not tiny bloggers!

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Old 05-13-2011, 04:26 AM   #2
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You know this means the end of Skype on Linux...no way ms will allow this on a competing platform...

We may need to look elsewhere for VOIP solutions...

My two cents, of course.

Thor
By the way - you spelled microsoft with a capital m...typo?

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Old 05-13-2011, 08:27 AM   #3
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Microsoft is the name of a company and so should be spelt with a capital M. These stories come to us via a feed from LXer, so it's not possible to have a "conversation" with them.

I agree that we will see the end of Skype on Linux. This is a shame - both for the users and for Microsoft - as Microsoft could have had a way to present their offerings to Linux users. It certainly hasn't damaged Google (Picasa and Google maps to name two apps) and Micosoft would end up with a large number of beta users who would provide honest feedback on products and potential fixes for bugs/issues.
 
Old 05-13-2011, 04:07 PM   #4
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so it's not possible to have a "conversation" with them.

Ooooooooooooooops, I was talking to an appliance how silly can I get? Can I subscribe?
Anyway, yes, a shame Skype is all but gone for us now. I am/was using it for language lessons...

Maybe an other application? We'll see.

Sorry about my silly behaviour (laughin loudly - mostly at myself)

Thor
 
Old 05-13-2011, 05:45 PM   #5
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No worries. The only one I really know of is Ekiga, though there are undoubtedly many others. I guess you'll need to try a load out to see which suits you best - good old open source
 
Old 05-13-2011, 05:52 PM   #6
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I think it would be rather silly of MS to ditch skype on Linux. At the end of the day I think they still need the Skype brand to sell as well as use the technology for their enterprise products.
 
  


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