Skype was bad long before Microsoft bought it
Could be worse. They could have been bought by Google.
Skype was always garbage even long before MS bought it, we just used it because it was free and easy.
Microsoft are not the same company they used to be. Their new leadership over the past half-decade have been crushing it.They did nothing but good when they bought GitHub.They launched WSL to provide a full Linux kernel on Windows.They're open sourcing more and more, just look at what they've done with the VSCode project.I honestly am not too worried about the current Microsoft ruining discord. Perhaps a future version of them will be as bad as their old selves though.
well... let's hope teamspeak 5 ins't cancelled yet ;)
Why is everyone seeing Skype with rose tinted glasses like that. It was ass before it was ever purchased by Microsoft...
Reddit did this without Microsoft's help.
skype didn't decline in quality it simply failed to improve
TBF Skype lost a lot well before Microsoft bought them out.What I find interesting is Microsoft already had a similar experience in Teams. Perhaps they're trying to just buy out opposition?
There are a lot of folks reasonably concerned about this purchase. I’ve certainly lived through my share of beloved tools that were acquired and destroyed by M$.There are some potential upsides.1. Microsoft has gotten really good at optimizing Electron apps since working on VSCode. They could lower the memory footprint of Discord and bring some optimizations.2. Native integration with Windows and Xbox. Wouldn’t it be great if Xbox friends in cross-platform games like CoD could easily get into Discord with PC friends? Natively integrated Discord on Xbox and PC could bring that.3. Easy downloads from the Microsoft Store! Just kidding, the Microsoft store sucks.
Only good thing about this is that discord would be already installed in windows 10. It would be pain to log on discord by microsoft account
Look back. Skype didn't get worse. It simply didn't change, when other competitors arose it was still stagnating.
They should try to be more like Google. Repeatedly releasing messaging app after messaging app without basic-ass SMS support and wondering why every single one is dead on arrival.
Skype is also basically being replaced my Teams and Slack in enterprises so no reason not to kill Skype
The only thing I can see being good about this is if Microsoft merges discord into Xbox somehow that would make it so easy to talk to people while using crossplay
I think Teams has been pretty good.Edit: ok it's not great, I get it.
I have more issue with their hardware since they've adopted an Apple mindset with it. Devices you can't open for even basic maintenance, not including the pen with their Surface line.That said, their XB controller is really solid and they set a standard on PC that many forget didn't exist till they put the 360 controller compatibility built in with windows?So, thanks to them we have a standard button layout instead of mis-matched messes of "Press button 2!" Weird, my button 2 seems to be button 4.
Skype was always bad and only had early mover advantage and a well known name / logo
The last time msft did something wrong intentionally was such a long time ago, that I dont even remember what it was.They have been making all the right moves recently, in-fact, your goody-two-shoes Google has been making decisions lately that is making people question their motives. In every field.They are no longer the same company. Just like how leadership dictates an entire country's attitude, similar shit happens with companies.
Mumble the goat
Wha...Skype plummeted because of Microsoft? What kind of smooth-brained Zoomer made this? You clearly werent alive for the launch.At the time: Skype was the ONLY platform of its kind. It stagnated and become a malware spreading platform and failed to adapt. Being owned by Microsoft didnt magically create that downfall - It was being outpaced far before MS integrated it as part of the Outlook suite.
Except now it's facebook.
When was skype good? 🤔
Skype just became outdated and kinda just sucked anyway
Fuck Skype.If they get Discord, though.....
But Skype actually improved dramatically after Microsoft bought it. Microsoft dropped the ball on lots of things with Skype, but from a technical point of view it got a lot better.
Skype was never good, even before MS bought it
Hot take skype was never good
Skype was always shit. It was just easily accessible shit to those who weren't very tech savvy.
microsoft didn't kill skype, it was murdered by discord
Reddit, Quora, all forums in existence.Humans are just bad by nature.
Are you referring to discord? It's one of the most bloated resource his I've ever run on a computer. It'll be a perfect match for Microsoft.
You're wrong. Skype sucks and is a huge failure by MS. Most of their other purchases are doing great. And ultimately Skype turned into Teams which is a good product and extremely popular in work and school.Linkedin is doing great as well. Discord will likely become better than ever.
I believe Minecraft was saved by Microsoft.I'm think after Notch started tweeting a bunch of questionable things that would have dragged minecrafts reputition down a bunch.