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: Comment by Kroc
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 8th Nov 2012 11:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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So true... Microsoft's product line started looking like a joke quite a while back, and it seems to be getting worse almost every third or fifth time they make the news. I was already disgusted enough with their "Live" crap, and then what they did with the Xbox brand (now it's some generic multimedia crap for almost every OS they put out these days, and it's no longer all about the games). They had a glimmer of hope in the form of, or so I thought... and now, they shatter it with this news.

Probably no image nails Microsoft's latest brand and product lines and this subject in general as much as this album cover...

Edited 2012-11-08 11:53 UTC

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