Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th May 2011 08:19 UTC, submitted by porcel
Microsoft So, the biggest acquisition in Microsoft's history. The Wall Street Journal reports - and it has been confirmed - that Microsoft and Skype will announce today that Redmond will buy Skype for $8.5 billion. That's a lot of money for a company that hasn't ever actually made any profits. Update: and it's official: yay on Skype on the Xbox360 and Windows Phone, and this: "Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms." Let's hope this includes Linux.
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Skype Linux discontinued...
by Jason Bourne on Tue 10th May 2011 15:15 UTC
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I guess it's the end of Skype for Linux. Wait a few weeks to see this. It's OK, I have never been fond of Skype in Linux - it was buggy, weird, careless software and last thing I know I couldn't pay credits with my local credit card - the way I used to do a lot. In the end, they are the ones who are losing it.

Who here didn't hate when a new version for Windows would come out and smash Linux version apart with features and stuff, while Linux version was hopeless.

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