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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Bad news
by vodoomoth on Tue 10th May 2011 08:34 UTC
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I don't know why, but it looks (to me) like bad news for the users.

Of course, assuming Microsoft is interested in properly maintaining the Linux version at all.

Can anyone, other than Microsoft and Skype OF COURSE, sane qualify this as anything other than "naive wishful thinking"? I would have laughed reading that line if I hadn't had such a bad gut feeling about the Microsoft+Skype marriage.

... and now with Microsoft at the helm, I'm not so sure that's going to last.

I am sure that's not going to last.

Off-topic: the article needs some additional editing to be free from typos.

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