June 20, 2011

Skype: Microsoft's First Linux Product

For years I wondered if Microsoft would ever acknowledge the existence of Linux & release a product for that platform, not that I cared that much anyway (although MS Office for Linux does sound sweet!).

Now it happened! not very directly but it did. With Microsoft's acquisition of Skype, they also ended up being the rightful owners of Skype for Linux, making Skype their first Linux product.

Would Microsoft kill Skype Linux shortly? will they stop supporting it & let it slowly out-date? or would they actually embrace the Linux version, maintain it, & we finally see a Microsoft logo in the About dialog on Linux?


Let's wait and see...