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RE: Microsoft to retire wlm in favor of Skype?
R.I.P. MSN Messenger/WLM

Funny how AIM and ICQ are still around though
01-13-2013 03:04 AM
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RE: Microsoft to retire wlm in favor of Skype?
Oh dear lord the nostalgia...
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01-13-2013 07:55 AM
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RE: RE: RE: Microsoft to retire wlm in favor of Skype?
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why dey do dis tough. i dnt wnt to call the peeps on skyper i wont to type to dem. with keyboar.d?Q!!!
You are able to type to them in Skype too.

why would he use inferior software

Guaranteed there will be a hack to make WLM work still.
Why? I dunno, that was not his question/remark...

Inferior? Skype had (and has) far better video quality and is far more stablethan WLM ever had and was.

Wrong on both counts,  Skype is far more code bloated which leads to far more potential problems, one of them being the fact it uses a permanently gpu accelerated UI which makes it an annoyance to leave running in the background while loading up a game
No, not wrong.
1) Reread his post. He did not ask nor made a remark about why he would or must use inferiour software. That was your remark. I simply answered that he can type with the keyboard in Skype too _without_ any judgement about the quality of the software (being it WLM or Skype).

2) about inferiour: I know d* well what it means and what the dictionaries say. Two programs aimed at two different things can't be compared as inferior/superior. That's like comparing an apple with a banana, hence:
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It is not because you don't like certain aspects of a software that it is inferior.
Its inferior because it is a VOIP app with text chat hacked in at the last moment.
Yeah, well, then WLM is inferior because it is a text based IM with video hacked in at the last moment.... :rolleyes:

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Its [sic: skype] also based around the social media philosophy which many of us refused to upgrade to WLM 2011 just to avoid it.
WLM is all about the social media philosphy too, even long before the words "social media" became the buzzwords of these modern times.
Even so, having all kinds of "social" networks integrated into one app does not make it inferior either. Bloated to some, but not necessarily inferior.

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Microsoft will never achieve it.  They've been progressively destroying their software base for the last 6 years.

There is no possible way for Skype to get to par with WLM by march 15,  luckily the fact that it will still work in china puts up the prospects of a proxy hack, since that means they aren't actually closing the backend, or patching the client to ignore the upgrade and blocking mechanisms.
No argument there...
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RE: Microsoft to retire wlm in favor of Skype?
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Oh dear lord the nostalgia...
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I dunno, even the walls of text seem half-assed nowadays.

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01-16-2013 01:14 AM
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RE: Microsoft to retire wlm in favor of Skype?
What will happen with this 'merge'? I'm asking since I have a hotmail account as well as a skype account that was made a few years back. Seeing that very few of my friends still use WLM, they wouldn't even use their merged hotmail account to log into skype since they have skype accounts already. Should I close my hotmail account before the merge if I have no use for it anymore?
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Oh dear lord the nostalgia...

rofl :lol:
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Funny indeed, but my post is far from the longest/biggest in this thread dudes.... ;-)
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