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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post
this is far more reasonable than Apple tracking your location

fixed

Malware has become ubiquitous. Sure it's temporarily annoying, but you can just uninstall it.

Letting vampires sew a tracking device into your underwear is far more dystopic.
post #52 of 62
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fixed

Malware has become ubiquitous. Sure it's temporarily annoying, but you can just uninstall it.

Letting vampires sew a tracking device into your underwear is far more dystopic.
LOL, true, true...more disturbing (espesically in regards to finding a transmitter in your underwear), but more disturbing like finding out that some one had been monitoring what you ate for breakfast every day without your knowledge. There is nothing they can do with that info to harm you, but it is just...wierd. I didn't see any reason to worry about it. I would flip out over a crap ware install far more as that can actually have an impact on my daily life if it made a security threat that was exploited.
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Had this happen to me..noticed that it automatically installed and started running by itself. It freaked me out as I tried to think of all the recent stuff I did on my computer, but after googling it and saw that it came with Skype...I thought..way to go Microsoft...ruining all kinds of sheet. I'd get rid of Skype if wasn't for one of the prime ways I communicate with family and friends in other countries...bleh...Microsoft might even start recording our videos....
post #54 of 62
Skype actually had a prompt show up telling me I could download these games. I simply told it no and went on with my life. Strange you guys aren't getting a prompt. Maybe it is a bug.
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I got the prompt, said no, and was done with it


someones blowing this out of proportion...
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post #56 of 62
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I got the prompt, said no, and was done with it


someones blowing this out of proportion...
How so? A great applicaiton is now ruined by a big corporation who could have really built upon the Skype name. Personally, I don't like it when an applicaiton downloads/installs/runs a third company piece of sheet software by itself...
post #57 of 62
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How so? A great applicaiton is now ruined by a big corporation who could have really built upon the Skype name. Personally, I don't like it when an applicaiton downloads/installs/runs a third company piece of sheet software by itself...
If you are getting a prompt, you are letting it run. Besides that. I use Skype daily and I've yet to see Microsoft "ruin it." I'm still waiting for when these doomsday "Microsoft is evil and ruins everything" posts become a reality.
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How so? A great applicaiton is now ruined by a big corporation who could have really built upon the Skype name. Personally, I don't like it when an applicaiton downloads/installs/runs a third company piece of sheet software by itself...
The merger hasn't happen yet...this is 100% Skype.

I think Skype will be gone soon anyway. I bet it will be the windows messenger for Windows 8...it probably will still be called skype though.
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post #59 of 62
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How so? A great applicaiton is now ruined by a big corporation who could have really built upon the Skype name. Personally, I don't like it when an applicaiton downloads/installs/runs a third company piece of sheet software by itself...
The Skype deal has not been completed! Microsoft has nothing to do with this! I got a prompt and said no,end of story for me. It may depend on your version of windows or your User settings. I've been using Skype as my main home phone for 3 years and it's been more reliable then Vonage,which I had for about 3 years too.
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I was just wondering how much performance does Skype take away from your system? I mean with our systems it shouldn't really make a difference but will it lag out games at all?
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