Comments on: Skype schmuck insurance pays off richly for eBay http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/05/10/skype-schmuck-insurance-pays-off-richly-for-ebay/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: dzoo35 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/05/10/skype-schmuck-insurance-pays-off-richly-for-ebay/comment-page-1/#comment-7361 Tue, 10 May 2011 17:57:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=5941#comment-7361 It will be interesting to see if Microsoft takes skype in any direction or kills it off. It is already having issues, especially as foreigners recognize that it can kill their telcom industry’s lucrative hold on overseas calling and move to block it, overtly or covertly (i.e. China).

@ Vertigo- if you’re just surfing the web, writing code or running a server Linux is great- but the office software sucks. Really bad. Sorry, it’s the truth- so true that I am on my old machine making a powerpoint with my old Office 2007 rather than use the open office on my new machine. I would rather eat glass than use that abomination.

You get what you pay for, until the 2nd coming of Communism takes off, of course.

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By: Vertigo http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2011/05/10/skype-schmuck-insurance-pays-off-richly-for-ebay/comment-page-1/#comment-7358 Tue, 10 May 2011 17:06:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=5941#comment-7358 Seems like it’s the schmucks who buy Microsoft products who made it all possible. We are Running Linux Ubuntu on this Toshiba Satellite for years without incident. Ubuntu installs quickly and without all the Microsoft registration hassles and pitfalls. No viruses or malware either. Highly recommended, Linux Ubuntu works right out of the box for surfing, Office spreadsheets, writer. Often USB devices can simply be plugged in and are ready to go where Windows struggles looking for drivers.

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