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Skype Reverses Decision To Drop OS X 10.5 Support, Retires Windows Phone 7 App 99

An anonymous reader writes Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard users recently found that Skype no longer works on their system: despite upgrading to the latest version they still can't sign in. We got in touch with the Microsoft-owned company and after two days, we got confirmation that a solution was in the works. "We have a Skype version for Mac OS X 10.5 users which will soon be available for download," a Skype spokesperson told TNW. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Windows Phone 7. In a support page titled "Is Skype for Windows Phone 7 being discontinued?," the Microsoft-owned company answers the question with a "yes" and elaborates that it is "permanently retiring all Skype apps for Windows Phone 7." Again, this isn't just old versions going away, or support being removed, but the apps themselves have disappeared.
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Skype Reverses Decision To Drop OS X 10.5 Support, Retires Windows Phone 7 App

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 08, 2014 @03:20PM (#47632503)

    This. There is really *no* excuse to still be running 10.5, which has been unsupported for three years, on hardware that has been deprecated for eight. These are systems that are connected to the internet, for fuck's sake. That's just criminally negligent. We had this conversation the other day.

    Microsoft is flipping Apple's support ecosystem the bird and encouraging bad behavior in Apple's end users. A dick move, IMO. The few idiots affected will be pleased in the short term, but what they really need is some sense knocked into their skulls.

  • by alexhs ( 877055 ) on Friday August 08, 2014 @03:27PM (#47632551) Homepage Journal

    It's interesting that the Microsoft announcement is MORE support for Mac and LESS support for Windows.

    The next generation of interesting software will be done on the Macintosh, not the IBM PC.
    -- Bill Gates, BusinessWeek, 26 November 1984

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