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Originally Posted by the.FBI View Post
Its unreasonable to complain about this, there are currently 23mil people on skype, how do people expect them to pay for that many servers without ads or a fee?
Skype is P2P.
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IMO i dont think this is a bad idea at all, skype has to pay for it somehow...and we get it free in the process....but dont forget things can change and skype can start charging for the use if there problem is there not making enough money from it....and if it gets bad enough skype will be shut down..and then we'll have to find an alternative.
and i dont fancy that cos i have been using skype for years.

and its going to be a pain finding all your contacts if skype falls.



adds make money....no adds....no money....no skype....end of.
Edited by nigel - 3/7/11 at 2:45pm
    
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post #13 of 25
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Skype is P2P.
Skype actually uses both. They need servers to store client data along with some resource management.
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post #14 of 25
:facepalm: at those who do not understand how free things on the internet are supported.
post #15 of 25
Good, help them gain more revenue to continue giving us this.
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I would put 2 adds on it and dance for joy if they could just put a spell chacker in Skype. I hat my spalling mistaks.
 
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I stopped updating Skype at v4.2 because each time I did I lost screen real estate. The UI for v5 is beyond a joke. I can understand why v2.x is still popular.
    
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post #18 of 25
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I stopped updating Skype at v4.2 because each time I did I lost screen real estate. The UI for v5 is beyond a joke. I can understand why v2.x is still popular.
I agree, mostly. I don't mind it as much as you seem to, but I do prefer the old-style one (like what you find in Linux).

It surprised me when I remembered a feature that they took away - the ability to name a chat. The version in Linux still has it.
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Let the money roll.
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I agree, mostly. I don't mind it as much as you seem to, but I do prefer the old-style one (like what you find in Linux).
I honestly wouldn't mind it if there was a "compact" mode for chat windows, but when they are a good 500px wide and can't really be made any narrower it screams amateur UI designer. I don't need anything wider than 200px to be able to type in some text.
    
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