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So I know microsoft bought skype and all, but has the deal even go through enough to the point where MS can make changes in the software? Don't takeovers take a long time?
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post #22 of 62
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Originally Posted by srsdude View Post
Oh Microsoft...
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Originally Posted by PoopaScoopa View Post
Microsoft is on a roll running Skype into the ground.
Not Microsoft, folks...this is 100% Skype. The M&A has not gone through yet.

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So I know microsoft bought skype and all, but has the deal even go through enough to the point where MS can make changes in the software? Don't takeovers take a long time?
No they have not, at least not officially (although planning is undoubtedly well underway). And yes they do take a long time.

From the Microsoft/Skype press release page:

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The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The parties hope to obtain all required regulatory clearances during the course of this calendar year.
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Not Microsoft, folks...this is 100% Skype. The M&A has not gone through yet.



No they have not, at least not officially (although planning is undoubtedly well underway). And yes they do take a long time.

From the Microsoft/Skype press release page:
I am glad someone else pointed this out.
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post #24 of 62
No issue for me.

I have the latest version, didn't get any crapware. I did untick all of the boxes and such.
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The latest version of Skype for Mac is very buggy and it's better to run a older version but I have had no problems on Windows with the latest.
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post #26 of 62
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Ya it's not doing it without user permission. A box flashes up and asks you if you want to install this new game service thing and you choose if you want to or not. Happened to me and I choose the option not to install it.

Exactly what I did. Why do people give this app permission to install then after it installed complain "i didnt give it permission, skype is installing viruses and spyware on my computer."

The people complaining are probably mac owners wondering why Mac Defender didn't catch it.
This. Way to overreact about nothing.
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A Skype moderator confirms that its malware.

http://forum.skype.com/index.php?sho...&#entry3413761
 
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post #28 of 62
I haven`t used skype in a few years
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So, Skype got hacked too?
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I got it to, automatically when it upgraded to latest version, uninstalling skype now, f%ck them.
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