[FoRK] MS Skynet: Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5B
Adam L Beberg
beberg at mithral.com
Tue May 10 09:43:07 PDT 2011
Wayne Baisley wrote on 5/10/2011 8:32 AM:
> David Edmondson wrote:
>> @TalkingMoose: At first Microsoft weren't sure. But Skype had them at
>> "unpatched security vulnerability"
> So everyday can be Patch-In Tuesday!
To be fair, an operating system is really complex and huge and ugly, so
it's expected to have lots of bugs. But it takes real talent to find a
way to get a security problem into an AV codec and IM client. Microsoft
has just the unique pool of talent to keep that up.
Skype is already a bloated P.O.S. The mac client just barely works. And
I'd like to see Skype or Facetime operate over a SATCOM link like
Adam L. Beberg
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