[FoRK] MS Skynet: Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5B

Adam L Beberg beberg at mithral.com
Tue May 10 09:43:07 PDT 2011


Wayne Baisley wrote on 5/10/2011 8:32 AM:
> David Edmondson wrote:
>
>> @TalkingMoose: At first Microsoft weren't sure. But Skype had them at
>> "unpatched security vulnerability"
>
> So everyday can be Patch-In Tuesday!

To be fair, an operating system is really complex and huge and ugly, so 
it's expected to have lots of bugs. But it takes real talent to find a 
way to get a security problem into an AV codec and IM client. Microsoft 
has just the unique pool of talent to keep that up.

Skype is already a bloated P.O.S. The mac client just barely works. And 
I'd like to see Skype or Facetime operate over a SATCOM link like 
http://vsee.com/

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Adam L. Beberg
http://www.mithral.com/~beberg/


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