Still a Good Value I am not bothered by the glitch. Skype is a good value for the money. I don't depend on it for all my telephone needs but it serves it's purpose for me just fine.
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Re: When all else fails....blame Microsoft.
said by crucialcolin:Skype users not buying the explanation of outage.
Yeah if that were in fact true we would see many many more outages like this happening with skype. Sounds like a bs excuse to hide what ever really happened.
On Monday, Skype said the disruption was kicked off when a large number of Skype users restarted their computers after installing Microsoft's monthly security software updates, which were pushed out to Windows users starting on Tuesday.
"What was different this time from previous [Microsoft] updates?" asked Jim Courtney, a business consultant based in Mississauga, Ontario, and a contributor to the Skype Journal Web site.
Skype business partners want to know what went wrong and, more importantly, what steps the company has taken to ensure the problem won't happen again. "They've got to explain what they've done to increase the peer-to-peer network resources ... and they haven't done that," Courtney said.
Andrew Hansen, whose company designs software to work on the Skype network, said he's scratching his head over Skype's explanation of the problem. "What was released by their PR agency doesn't make any sense at all," he said.
Bambenek wonders why this kind of outage didn't occur earlier, what exactly went wrong, and what exactly Skype has done to prevent it from happening again in the future.
"The only thing I'm pretty sure of is that Skype is hiding information," he said.
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Just to be clear about it.. Skype isn't saying it was windows or microsofts fault.
Their exact wording says
"The disruption was triggered by a massive restart of our users computers across the globe within a very short timeframe as they re-booted after receiving a routine set of patches through Windows Update."
And so, they're acknowledging that what Microsoft was doing was pretty routine. What happened to skype however, wasn't.
I find it rather curious though, why this happened now?
Surely skype is seasoned enough to have been around for many a windows mass reboot across the globe. And, if their network "self healed" before, why it suffered a total nervous breakdown this time.
While I'm not a conspiracy theorist, I can't help but to wonder whether there is more to this hacking story than meets the eye.
I also can't help but to wonder why they seem so hellbent on saying it wasn't. It seems that during the course of this, they were more interested in providing updates about that than about what the problem was.
Again, that's just something else that makes me wonder.
ANYWAYS..HEY SKYPE???...GUESS WHAT?? No one really gives a hoot whether it was the result of that or not. People and companies are getting hacked all day long, everyday..and you'd be no different. Or, actually...maybe you would be because your service has been so damn stable for so many people for so long..you deserve high marks just for THAT.
Which, of course, is why people are so forgiving. Not to mention the no small fact that for all intents and purposes..your service has been basically free for many for so long. (He**..15.00 a year might as well be called that..right? )
I don't know whether anyone really uses your service as their primary one. It's probably a backup or secondary one for many. But, that's ok. It does the job fine for that...and probably more.
Keep doing what you're doing and if you're down for a couple days..no biggie.
Your 200 + Million fans will forgive you.
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Re: Just to be clear about it..
said by en102:How about we not peddle this garbage any further.. All the flavors have their place and they all have their weaknesses..
Running Microsoft as a _real_ server is an issue to begin with.
They should be running something a little more robust - something *nix for example (Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, etc).
I swear these Linux people think their all alone in the world!
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said by X_Digit:Right. And I've got a bridge to sell to you. Name one company that would ever willingly admit they were hacked if people didn't already know about it.
The fact that they are BLAMING it on a software bug, and NOT passing the buck onto outside sources... leaves me solely to believe that they are truthful, and a VERY respectable company.