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MSN vs Skype vs ???

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by billysielu, 2 Dec 2012.

  1. billysielu


    Joined: 9 Aug 2009

    Posts: 12,112

    Location: Oxfordshire

    So... Microsoft is killing off MSN(Live) Messenger soon, and they want us all to use Skype instead.

    I don't particularly want to use Skype, it has annoying adverts.

    So... what are people doing? I'd imagine there's a fair few using Skype already, and some who'll just switch over - I'm interested in other suggestions.
  2. Cleeecooo


    Joined: 8 Oct 2010

    Posts: 22,384

    Location: Purley - Croydon

    Google chat for me
  3. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

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    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

  4. Skillmister


    Joined: 3 Oct 2009

    Posts: 19,781

    Location: Wales

    Facebook for most, skype for a few people/group convos.
  5. Begbie


    Joined: 20 Oct 2004

    Posts: 24,733

    Location: ....

    Facebook uses skype ( am I right here?) but integrated with the chat system on FB. Used it before and works well.
  6. RickST

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Feb 2008

    Posts: 1,261

  7. Shayper


    Joined: 9 Mar 2010

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    Location: Fabric Nightclub, London.

    Facebook and Skype are the only things I use :)
  8. NotAGolf

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Oct 2005

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    Location: Moving...

    My workplace have recently switched over to Skype due to msn (which we use currently) stopping. I don't really like the appearance though; too much going on. I prefer the minimal look that pidgin has.

    I quite often use Pidgin instead as msn had a habbit of crashing. Not sure if this still work with my hotmail address when msn stops
  9. asim18


    Joined: 5 Dec 2006

    Posts: 15,410

    Thing is, Skype is the best. More research has been put into Skype than any other IM software, and it shows. I've tried several other IM offerings from companies such as ooVoo, Logitech et al., and Skype comes out on top every time. It simply has the best 'under the hood' algorithms for dealing with things which impact internet protocol such as packet loss, latency, and low bandwidth.

    Also, I've never seen any adverts in Skype.

    They want home users to use Skype and corporate users to switch to Microsoft Lync.
    Last edited: 2 Dec 2012
  10. Macro


    Joined: 9 Jun 2006

    Posts: 5,723

    Skype without a shadow of a doubt
  11. Beerbaron


    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 5,971

    Location: Beds

    you can merge msn and facebook contacts into skype
  12. Tibbz2


    Joined: 19 Aug 2011

    Posts: 8,449

    Location: Lincolnshire

    I have my MSN merged into skype, so that's what I use now...
  13. Dj_Jestar


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 29,065

    Location: Back in East London

    GTalk and Skype for me.

    MSN had adverts too, just to clear your delluded bias against Skype :p
  14. Cleeecooo


    Joined: 8 Oct 2010

    Posts: 22,384

    Location: Purley - Croydon

    Also, Steam chat :D:p
  15. ElliottJames

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 May 2011

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    Location: UK

    You use msn still? lol
  16. Resident


    Joined: 10 Mar 2012

    Posts: 2,533

    Trillian. 3rd party MSN-style app that can connect to a multitude of services including MSN/Skype/FB
  17. Em3bbs


    Joined: 26 Dec 2011

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    Location: City of London

    Are you that guy from Viglen who interviewed people on The Apprentice?
  18. dfarrall


    Joined: 21 Nov 2010

    Posts: 2,315

    Location: Newton Aycliffe

    Cant believe people still use MSN, thought skype would have replaced it for most people who need an IM client. If not facebook works for most people.
  19. wkingsnorth

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 May 2011

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    Location: London

    Skype (+facebook), gtalk for about 3 people, and steam for when I'm playing games
  20. finalcloud


    Joined: 12 Dec 2009

    Posts: 167

    skype and xfire I guess