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Messenger is very popular in Europe and South America. It has really only taken a hit in popularity in the U.S.
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As is this were a surprise.
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Funny how people base stuff off of a name. They don't even know what MS will do to Skype yet and they're already saying 'Agh I'm switching to ventrilo or teamspeak' 'Omg this is awful!'

I'd personally like to see a combined Skype, MSN, Steam type program.
get rid of the steam and you've got yourself a deal it already sucked having to switch from cd to steam when steam first came around no way i would wanna switch again.
    
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get rid of the steam and you've got yourself a deal it already sucked having to switch from cd to steam when steam first came around no way i would wanna switch again.
Err you might not have understood what I meant, I mean something like raptr. How you can use it as an overlay for full screen stuff. It'd be nice to be able to talk to friends while playing games, since I know a major part of people who use MSN are gamers since most casual PC users use Facebook mostly.
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My msn takes up less than Skype and I'm using an older version of Skype from like 6 months ago. My skype takes up 86k and 64k msn. Honestly though, if you stress that much over resources that small, you need a new PC from this century.
sorry, i'm just stingy with my ram.
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Funny how people base stuff off of a name. They don't even know what MS will do to Skype yet and they're already saying 'Agh I'm switching to ventrilo or teamspeak' 'Omg this is awful!'

I'd personally like to see a combined Skype, MSN, Steam type program.
It is okay though, they are doing so running MSFT powered devices, using MSFT developed standards.
I am biased though

I personally cannot believe the acquistion was approved, I hope it works out well for both companies. On a side note, Skype current suggests that you install Google Chrome when you install Skype, it is an opt out system...
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This anti trust whining is getting quite annoying, all of the Microsoft anti trust suits have been ridiculous. What has Microsoft done other than exactly what a business is supposed to?

Microsoft still has plenty of incentive to make sure Skype remains quality software. If Skype goes to hell nothing is stopping people from using a different program, and as long as Microsoft has a reason to compete there is NO reason why someone should step in and tell them how to run their company. There are maybe a handful of situations in all of U.S. history in which a company's size needed to be limited to ensure there is competition and I wouldn't say Microsoft was involved in any one of them.

Please stop the anti trust cries. As long as there is a reason for a company to compete, there is absolutely no reason to step in.
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This anti trust whining is getting quite annoying, all of the Microsoft anti trust suits have been ridiculous. What has Microsoft done other than exactly what a business is supposed to?

Microsoft still has plenty of incentive to make sure Skype remains quality software. If Skype goes to hell nothing is stopping people from using a different program, and as long as Microsoft has a reason to compete there is NO reason why someone should step in and tell them how to run their company. There are maybe a handful of situations in all of U.S. history in which a company's size needed to be limited to ensure there is competition and I wouldn't say Microsoft was involved in any one of them.

Please stop the anti trust cries. As long as there is a reason for a company to compete, there is absolutely no reason to step in.
What has microsoft done? Suits have been quite ridiculous?......

Google i call a good business....Evan Apple ,with their fetish for running to the patent office every week, does better business that Microsoft.

How about having to endure internet explorer for ******* years until google chrome and Firefox was released because MS drove Netcape out of business and IE was "packaged" into Windows and the average user had no other choice but to use IE.

HOw about the fact that Windows was the same damn OS vomited over and over again for over a decade. Lets not remember the horror stories of Millenium and Vista. If not for Mac OS popularity increase, small but visible, how much longer would we have had to wait for Windows 7 (best OS MS has made since '98).

When there is lack of competition THERE IS NO INCENTIVE. Customers have no choice. As long as their are companies like Microsoft there will always be a need for someone "to step in".
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What has microsoft done? Suits have been quite ridiculous?......

Google i call a good business....Evan Apple ,with their fetish for running to the patent office every week, does better business that Microsoft.

How about having to endure internet explorer for ******* years until google chrome and Firefox was released because MS drove Netcape out of business and IE was "packaged" into Windows and the average user had no other choice but to use IE.

HOw about the fact that Windows was the same damn OS vomited over and over again for over a decade. Lets not remember the horror stories of Millenium and Vista. If not for Mac OS popularity increase, small but visible, how much longer would we have had to wait for Windows 7 (best OS MS has made since '98).

When there is lack of competition THERE IS NO INCENTIVE. Customers have no choice. As long as their are companies like Microsoft there will always be a need for someone "to step in".
I stopped taking you seriously when you said good business means getting patents.
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I like this a lot. It has been bugging me for years that I had to install 2 clients to talk to people.
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