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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RE: Difference
by RshPL on Tue 10th May 2011 08:59 UTC in reply to "Difference"
RshPL
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2009-03-13

"Due to increasing customer requirements and a need to provide the highest quality possible service we have decided to temporarily withdraw support for Skype on some of the less popular platforms. We understand this may prove an inconvenience to some of our customers and we deeply apologize. This decision has been made after careful consideration and we do believe it will allow us to provide even better quality service. In the meantime, you are welcome to try the Skype for Windows 7 Ultimate Professional edition."

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v RE[2]: Difference
by GraphiteCube on Tue 10th May 2011 09:17 in reply to "RE: Difference"
RE[3]: Difference
by REM2000 on Tue 10th May 2011 09:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Difference"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

it's a play on Microsoft's marketing departments overuse of some words on their packaging.

Kind of like Ultimate Professional for Enterprise Small Business User edition.

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