11-05-2012 23:01 - edited 11-05-2012 23:03
You say that you can't share the ETA? Because there isn't one?
And when is it done? Do you mean it takes a year of 2 or 3?
Please tell more about the update or be just fair and tell that there is nothing.
12-05-2012 01:26 - edited 12-05-2012 01:30
Really appreciate that Claudius.
I'm just starting a company and I'll be deploying around 100 linux desktops in the main office and considering using a virtual switchboard solution to communicate with several hundred field workers. Ideally I'd like it Skype based, but it all depends on the quality of the desktop clients available.
There are two alternatives that I know of and we'll have to make a decision by August.
He's just being polite guys. You don't want to tell anybody, "hey we don't care about you Linux guys. Just use what we give you and stop complaining/ranting". Coz a Skype for Linux that looks like the Windows version or is updated as many times WILL NEVER happen. Trust me. Linux is too small to even bother with. That's the truth and you have to accept that. I've been using Skype for Linux for so long, I can't even remember when the last major update happened.
The good thing is Skype for Linux still works the way we expect it to be - chat, video, voice, file transer, screen sharing, etc. As long as it works then that is good enough.
Because The Linux community has all kinds of ideas floating around (most based on previous expriences) if Microsoft is really comitted to develop Slype for LINUX (NOT "other platforms", that could mean Mac/Android/iOS not necessarily including Linux) they should put a visible sign on the Linux community section.
Many people create a account on this forum just to say something about this topic.
This mean that the most linux users aren't satisfied with skype.
For those how hasn't reply on this topic, please reply now even if you doesn't have a account for this forum. How more people reply on this topic how biger the change is that microsoft will make a beter client for linux!
I have also create a account on this forum just for to say somthing about this topic!
Is most probable that Microsoft, as it did before, will use Skype to further its dominating/domination(?, sorry English is not my first language) position. First only Linux (and Android), but also OSX will be hit. Apples's iOS will probably be attacked last, as its a major force.
The idea will be the same as with Office, make it "standard", then make everybody comply or else ...