Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 8th Nov 2012 02:24 UTC
Windows Microsoft is discontinuing Windows Live Messenger in 1st quarter 2013, forcing users to switch to Skype. Most would want to switch to Skype anyway with its more advanced capabilities, and the switch makes sense to Microsoft, since they purchased Skype for $8.5 billion last year. However, the move may be seen as typical Redmondian high-handedness by those using Messenger with dial-up. Technically Skype works with dial-up but in practice most agree you really need broadband for decent use. Will everyone view Messenger as replaceable by Skype?
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RE[2]: I'm confused here.
by shmerl on Thu 8th Nov 2012 06:39 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm confused here."
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Problem with Facebook's XMPP server is the lack of federation. You can't communicate with users of other XMPP servers if you use Facebook's one. However Google Talk XMPP server is federated. You can communicate with users of any other federated XMPP server (like or what not) if you use Google's server.

Edited 2012-11-08 06:39 UTC

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