Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 23:07 UTC, submitted by ronaldst
Windows This is the kind of news just tailor-made for OSNews. After 16 years of trusty service, the venerable Windows CE will be history as far as Microsoft's mobile operating system offering goes - the next major version of Windows Phone will use the NT kernel from Windows 8. As a heavy former Windows PocketPC Mobile CE Ultimate SP2 Edition user, this makes me sad. As a fan of the NT kernel, this makes me happy.
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Skype integration
by pgquiles on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 01:23 UTC
pgquiles
Member since:
2006-07-16

making Skype calls virtually indistinguishable from regular calls

Congratulations, only 3 years after the N900 did that.

Sigh.

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RE: Skype integration
by Nelson on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 02:13 in reply to "Skype integration"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I don't really blame them, if we're going by the quality of the Skype client on Windows / Linux .. the code had to be damn near undecipherable when it got into the hands of MSFT after the acquisition.

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RE[2]: Skype integration
by _txf_ on Sat 4th Feb 2012 14:51 in reply to "RE: Skype integration"
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2008-03-17

I don't really blame them, if we're going by the quality of the Skype client on Windows / Linux .. the code had to be damn near undecipherable when it got into the hands of MSFT after the acquisition.


I imagine that Skype's code is indecipherable by design. I saw a presentation that showed the methods skype uses to prevent any tampering:

http://www.secdev.org/conf/skype_BHEU06.handout.pdf

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RE: Skype integration
by Radio on Sat 4th Feb 2012 13:24 in reply to "Skype integration"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

And I am sure the carriers will be thrilled by the news, and push WP8 a lot.

NOT!

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