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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RE: MSN and Linux
by Neolander on Thu 8th Nov 2012 18:53 UTC in reply to "MSN and Linux"
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Never had any bad thing to say about the "emesene" client when I was using it, and it also had a nice GUI to back it up. I really wonder why so few Linux users knew about it...

Then again, I guess that's all history now. But I wouldn't consider Linux Skype as a wonder of integration, with its 32-bit builds and the random UVC issue that require patching the launcher script to make webcams work.

Edited 2012-11-08 18:55 UTC

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