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Microsoft has released Skype 4.1 for Linux | 397 comments | Create New Account
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I'll tell you what's going on
Authored by: pem on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 11:53 AM EST
Any serious, large software company _has_ to have in-house linux expertise.

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What is going on?! - Just M$ business as usual. That's what going on.
Authored by: squib on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 11:56 AM EST
Embrace, extend and extinguish

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Microsoft has released Skype 4.1 for Linux
Authored by: tiger99 on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 12:00 PM EST
I would be most concerned about the probable security holes. Linux does not need any trashware from M$.

There are FOSS things similar to Skype, which need more publicity, so they will be used. GN U Free Call, QutePhone,Reverse engineered Skype (reverse engineering is legal in many countries including the EU, for the purpose of interoperability), Ekiga and doubtless more which I have not found yet.

As it happens, I have a need for such a thing myself and will be looking into what works over the next few months.

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Microsoft has released Skype 6 for Windows & MacOS
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 05:09 PM EST
> Skype 4.1 for Windows was originally released in 2009

A three year old version? Hmmmm...

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Microsoft has released Skype 4.1 for Linux
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, November 17 2012 @ 08:05 PM EST
Microsoft is taking a "hands off" approach with Skype. Go to the
Skype.comp web site an you won't find any Microsoft logos or branding. They have
recognized that the "Microsoft" name is a negative to many people.

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Meh - it's closed source
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, November 19 2012 @ 12:57 PM EST

As a result, it doesn't get used on my PC.

RAS

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