View Full Version : Microsoft to buy Skype -- will this affect Linux support?

Paddy Landau
May 11th, 2011, 06:39 AM
Microsoft is to buy Skype for $8.5b (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13343600)

Hmm. Based on past experience, we'll now get a more expensive product (if you use the paid version) that will crash more often.

And they'll probably stop supporting Linux.

On the plus side, at $8.5b they've almost certainly overpaid hugely, so they'll probably sell it again in a couple of years; just as eBay and subsequently Silver Lake and Andreessen Horowit did.

May 11th, 2011, 07:04 AM
see - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1754414

I'll not merge this time as it's just an intro post. Closing though.