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[4]: Could it be fixed?
by lucas_maximus on Sat 10th Nov 2012 08:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Could it be fixed?"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

I honestly don't know (but probably should), but it just illustrates that the comments about bloat are bullshit.

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RE[5]: Could it be fixed?
by zima on Sat 10th Nov 2012 20:21 in reply to "RE[4]: Could it be fixed?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, I would mostly side with the "BS" thing ...but still, it would mean you can't really use this particular task manager column to demonstrate that.

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