Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 8th Nov 2012 02:24 UTC
Windows Microsoft is discontinuing Windows Live Messenger in 1st quarter 2013, forcing users to switch to Skype. Most would want to switch to Skype anyway with its more advanced capabilities, and the switch makes sense to Microsoft, since they purchased Skype for $8.5 billion last year. However, the move may be seen as typical Redmondian high-handedness by those using Messenger with dial-up. Technically Skype works with dial-up but in practice most agree you really need broadband for decent use. Will everyone view Messenger as replaceable by Skype?
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Jitsi & Prosodi
by evert on Thu 8th Nov 2012 08:10 UTC
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2005-07-06

I still hope that Jitsi (client) and Prosodi take off.

https://jitsi.org/

http://prosody.im/

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RE: Jitsi & Prosodi
by shmerl on Thu 8th Nov 2012 08:17 in reply to "Jitsi & Prosodi"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

It's not the question of one client, but rather the question of further XMPP development. When Jingle/Muji will mature, clients will catch up. So far it's somewhat dragging behind. Also various libraries like Telepathy and Farstream for example still need polishing.

Edited 2012-11-08 08:19 UTC

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