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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by judgen on Thu 8th Nov 2012 18:51 UTC
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I thought MSN messenger died back in 2004. Have not seen anyone use it since those ads was introduced. I might be wrong, but i guess this will not bother most people if my scenario is close to true, as noone seems to be using it anyways.

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