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Windows 7: Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5B in Cash

11 May 2011   #21
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

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excellent news..!!

looking forward to future developments..

I'm just hoping they won't break it!
I can't recall Microsoft ever breaking anything


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11 May 2011   #22
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

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excellent news..!!

looking forward to future developments..

I'm just hoping they won't break it!
I can't recall Microsoft ever breaking anything
AppleInsider | Microsoft's Danger Sidekick data loss casts dark on cloud computing
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11 May 2011   #23
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

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I'm just hoping they won't break it!
I can't recall Microsoft ever breaking anything
AppleInsider | Microsoft's Danger Sidekick data loss casts dark on cloud computing
Another fine example of why I will not accept cloud computing. I know where my backups are and can restore from them anytime I want.
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11 May 2011   #24
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

The data WAS safe until M$ bought it, didnt know the architecture, and destroyed it... (and they DIDNT have a backup or do a test deployment)
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11 May 2011   #25
Amorphous83

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Kinda sad. Like has already been said... I much prefer if companies like Microsoft and Apple keep their hands off of well... everything, except their own products/os's...
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11 May 2011   #26
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Amorphous83.

Agree, it's good to have other players in the mix.

This seems to happen everywhere, not just the computer industry, and usually not for the consumers benefit.
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11 May 2011   #27
SrKaiN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can't help but think that somehow, Microsoft may start charging for the service. I also feel that large companies of any industry shouldn't buy out other companies to cut down competition or otherwise. Just my two cents.
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11 May 2011   #28
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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I can't help but think that somehow, Microsoft may start charging for the service.
Skype already charge for non Skype-Skype calls. I imagine what will happen is at some point the service will get merged with Live Messenger, who know's may even get the best of both worlds. Personally, I like Live Messenger, but the VOIP just doesn't work well, or even at all at times.
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11 May 2011   #29
SrKaiN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I can't help but think that somehow, Microsoft may start charging for the service.
Skype already charge for non Skype-Skype calls. I imagine what will happen is at some point the service will get merged with Live Messenger, who know's may even get the best of both worlds. Personally, I like Live Messenger, but the VOIP just doesn't work well, or even at all at times.
True, but I'm talking about charging for the standard free service, but true, as a WLM fan myself, having the best of both integrated into each-other would be a great merge.
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11 May 2011   #30
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

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It's a very bad news for me. Skype is an excellent program but I fear that Microsoft f*cks it up like they did with WLM 2011....
This! WLM just straight ticks me off and whatever they did to Windows Movie Maker! If they try to "improve it" I fear they will screw it up!
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