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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Comment by PRaabjerg
by PRaabjerg on Tue 10th May 2011 20:21 UTC
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2006-09-23

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.

Ah. No. You see, from Microsofts perspective, since they are claiming patents in Linux (and selling licences for same), Linux is not a "non-Microsoft" platform. Which means they have made no promise whatsoever to continue support for Skype in Linux.

*Brain-broke*

Edited 2011-05-10 20:22 UTC

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RE: Comment by PRaabjerg
by siimo on Tue 10th May 2011 21:30 in reply to "Comment by PRaabjerg"
siimo Member since:
2006-06-22

I for one feel Microsoft are the less of the three evils: Microsoft, Google, Facebook. I am releived it wasn't Facebook cause then i'd have to get a stupid Facebook account.

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RE[2]: Comment by PRaabjerg
by Kroc on Tue 10th May 2011 21:47 in reply to "RE: Comment by PRaabjerg"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

"stupid Facebook account."

As opposed to an MSN Live Passport?

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