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Microsoft Killing Old Versions of Skype for Mac

23 June 2014 438 views 4 Comments

All good things come to an end. Skype, which is wholly owned by Microsoft, has announced it will soon begin phasing out older version of Skype for Mac.

All good things, as well as some bad ones, eventually come to an end. Skype, which is wholly owned by Microsoft, has announced it will soon begin phasing out older versions of Skype for Mac.

Yes, it’s true your old trusty version of Skype is being put down.

“We are going to retire older versions of Skype for Windows desktop (6.13 and below) as well as Skype for Mac (6.14 and below) over the next few months,” said Skype on Friday.

Skype hasn’t said why its retiring old versions of Skype for Mac, etc, but it seems a safe bet they’re doing in order to bolster security.

And, for what it’s worth, my source for this post is ComputerWorld, the last print edition of which went out today. ComputerWorld will live, continuing on as a web-only pub and it naturally follows that millions upon millions of trees will live on as a result…

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4 Comments »

  • Brian said:

    Why would anyone use SKYPE on a Mac to begin with? Bolstering ‘security’ with a Microsoft product? That’s a good one.

  • Brian said:

    FaceTime is what Skype wants to be when it grows up.

  • pdq said:

    Yeah, to me Skype is like Word – an endlessly irritating program that you have to use because (for whatever reason) everyone else does.

    Fortunately, my kids are now starting to at least fall back to FaceTime when Skype starts stuttering (or otherwise misbehaving as it frequently does).

  • the rocr (author) said:

    Long live Word 5.1a.

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