kline at thought.org
Thu May 12 17:48:35 UTC 2011
On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 07:18:52AM -0400, Jerry wrote:
> Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 07:18:52 -0400
> From: Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net>
> Subject: Re: Skyip? question
> To: FreeBSD <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
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> On Wed, 11 May 2011 17:20:10 -0700
> Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> articulated:
> > What does the list think of XBill's buyout of Skype?
> Gary, if you want to get your fill of FUD on this issue, I would
> strongly recommended that you visit the "Slashdot" site. It has been
> filled with bull-shit on this subject for days now.
> Personally, it reminds me of a football coach's reply to a reporter a
> few years ago. There were three teams left in the playoffs and the
> coach's team was to play the winner. The reporter asked the coach how
> he planned to handle the situation. He replied, that he was going home,
> sit in his recliner with a beer and watch the games on TV. Once the
> outcome of the games had been decided and his opponent revealed, he
> would answer the reporter's question.
> Personally, I believe the buyout is a plus. Microsoft intends, at least
> from press releases released so far, to incorporate Skype into XBox and
> Outlook for starters. It will undoubtedly make the use of Skype far
> easier on Microsoft's operating system. I have yet to see the downside
> of the deal.
> Jerry ???
> jerry+fbsd at seibercom.net
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then what i heard on public broadcasting ['marketplace'] is
about right; that m$ will expand the skype network to fit its
few striong points. just to 2-check, thanks.
ps: =i= myself rarely use the phone, and now that xbill has bot
skype, i'd use anything *but*
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