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?
Thread beginning with comment 542678
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: I'm confused here.
by zima on Thu 15th Nov 2012 21:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I'm confused here."
Member since:

IIRC, Facebook isn't even strictly an XMPP server, how it internally - it "just" exposes XMPP as one of its interfaces to the outside world.
Probably makes federation even more unlikely...

At least Jabber transports to it are straightforward.

Reply Parent Score: 2