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Comment Here in Western Europe... (Score 4, Informative) 280

...lots of people aged 12-50 are using it as their main texting and groupchat app. I have friends, family and colleagues in there and everybody I know on it uses it extensively. Also, anytime there is some event (be it sports, nights out, bachelor parties, holidays) or any type of real-life group is established (roommates, classmates, families, close friends, fraternities), WhatsApp is there to facilitate. By the way, any comparison to traditional texting is ludicrous: with recorded voice, "I am here" GPS location with maps integration, multimedia sharing, etc. Just like most of its competitors, I'm sure.

Comment Re:Sky .NET (Score 1) 236

I never said that it runs on literally anything, nor should that be expected. It's like expecting every gas station to offer power to charge electric vehicles or expecting a grocery shop to sell every brand. Skype pays for software development, you can't support all the marginal (in terms of value to Skype) protocols. Skype runs on Windows, Linux, iPhones and Android. I think they're doing fine on the interoperability front.

Comment Re:Sky .NET (Score 1) 236

That's just speculation, AFIK based on the Silverlight video that was posted to the Skype website the morning the news was made public. As if Flash isn't every bit as closed as Silverlight, or as if HTML5 video is now universally compatible. For the moment, the "Skype will dump Linux" argument is FUD.

Comment Re:Why the FOSS community no longer love Ubuntu (Score 1) 374

How on earth do you and your friends ever envision Linux to be [b]truly and actually good on the desktop[/b]? For years I have watched the Linux community, and it always begs for momentum. "Our product is great, let's get people to use it!" is the main credo. Meanwhile, [b]any[/b] party getting any kind of momentum gets kicked out in favor of a new this-time-its-different project, like Mint.

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