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#1 SuperKid

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 18:09

Isn't it today that Windows Live Messenger is supposed to be shutting down? (I think just the app will ask to upgrade to Skype am I correct? and other clients like Adium, Trillian will work for a little longer?)


#2 JJ_

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 18:15

Yeah the transition was slated for today. Maybe a little later as we are going by US time.

*sheds a tear* end of an era

#3 JaredFrost

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 18:20

Nah, they pushed that back, hopefully because Skype is a POS and they wanted to release a new version beforehand.

Hello,

Starting April 8th, we will begin upgrading customers from Messenger to Skype. The process will take a few weeks to complete. April 8th is the first day you may be required to upgrade. This is a bit later than the March 15th date we previously mentioned to some of you as we wanted to give you more time to make the transition.

To keep chatting with your Messenger contacts, simply upgrade to the latest version of Skype using the instructions below and sign in using a
Microsoft account (this is the same ID you use to sign into Messenger). Once signed in, your contacts will already be there. You'll be able to instant message and make video calls with them just like before, and start discovering new ways of staying in touch, including Skype on your mobile or tablet.

Upgrade now



#4 LUTZIFER

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 18:29

Oh well... R.I.P.

#5 Orange Battery

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 18:29

Ive been getting the countdown message for ages, I already have Skype and really dont like it, thats why I have WLM, or MSN as I keep calling it. Most people seem to be moving to Facebook chat, cant say I agree but then I dont want to use Skype either as its horrible compared to Messenger. MS really dont get the whole like for like thing do they.

#6 JaredFrost

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:54

Ive been getting the countdown message for ages, I already have Skype and really dont like it, thats why I have WLM, or MSN as I keep calling it. Most people seem to be moving to Facebook chat, cant say I agree but then I dont want to use Skype either as its horrible compared to Messenger. MS really dont get the whole like for like thing do they.


Yea, I really don't like Skype, on top of that they automatically put you in their user directory with NO way of making your name details private or hidden
That alone is enough for me to stop using the service altogether.

#7 Growled

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:10

Skype is so terrible. Why they are replacing WLM with it is beyond me.

#8 wotsit

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 23:25

Ahh! Wondered why it was still working - this doesn't seem to have been widely picked up.

Few days won't make much of a difference. Skype needs a lot more work than can be done in that timeframe! :(

#9 firey

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 23:29

I use WLM daily, have skype install under linux but on windows I'm hoping patches comes out to keep wlm working on it.

#10 Hum

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 23:29

Skype is so terrible. Why they are replacing WLM with it is beyond me.


I think the collective execs at Microsoft have lost their minds. :s

#11 Growled

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 00:02

I think the collective execs at Microsoft have lost their minds. :s


Me and you both.

#12 OP SuperKid

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 18:27

To bump this thread, If I am right... WLM shuts down today??

EDIT: it does say it starts today officially, and will disappear over next few weeks for everyone.. on the other hand they really do need to fix up Skype on the Mac, It crashes for me every time somebody logs in.. :s

#13 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:56

WLM is still working for me, but once it goes I'm going to be kinda screwed. I just found out that Skype has been added into our company group policy as restricted. Wasn't there a week ago. :(

Anyone know of any lightweight alternatives that can connect to Skype using Windows accounts?

#14 Torolol

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:01

is current Skype FBI compliant yet?

#15 Raa

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:01

Anyone know of any lightweight alternatives that can connect to Skype using Windows accounts?

Trillian does, I believe.


And still using WLM here... I wonder how much longer for though? lol



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