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"If the steadily growing user base and market share of Skype are any indication, the service, which is now nearly a decade old, will remain widespread on PCs, smartphones and other devices for a long time to come. But for Linux users, the future of Skype support is appearing a bit less certain. Will Skype — owned by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) — still run on open source platforms five years from now? Here are some thoughts." ‎- silpol
"All in all, even if Skype use continues to grow, it seems to me that the platform has begun facing a brick wall. It hasn’t seen any real innovation in several years; most of the recent updates to the product have simply been bug fixes, incremental improvements to existing features or efforts to take advantage of more network bandwidth. The software is not the game changer it once was, and it lacks the integrative potential of competing services such as Google’s." ‎- silpol