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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damn. I liked skype
by jabbotts on Tue 10th May 2011 11:46 UTC
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Will we see continued or increased patching?

Will we see continued development of the Linux version? The osX version? The other various mobile platform versions?

I'd like to be optimistic but my knowledgeof history conflicts with having warm fuzzy feelings about this one. Anyone know of another cross platform voip solution which includes dial out to land line numbers?

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