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  • Modern Skype is dead.

    @magicalclick: Well, yes that part of the article is fine.   When I was at Build you get a strong picture that everyone WILL move to windows 10.   So will you eventually and you will get a nice universal app for Skype (it will run the same basic sw on your tablet, phone and pc)  The GUI will adapt to the device so touch will be supported and may be highlighted on touch devices. 

    I just hope windows 10 is finished and stable.  I have not had great luck with it so far on the phone and the last build was not working well on my HP spectre.  It makes it frustrating to try the new Universal apps,  IOT on Rasberry Pi, etc. 

    It also has to be stable so the Enterprise people (my people/customers) move to it.  Universal app is no good to me if I don't have end users who have an OS to run it.

  • Modern Skype is dead.

    @magicalclick:Well for Skype the modern version is not the windows 10 version.  It has to be made into a universal app . (which might not be much work)   It will draw from both desktop and modern to make 1 universal app.  In the big picture it is not even big news.  It is Microsoft back stepping on their original windows 8 strategy of two worlds of the same app.

    That article is wrong.  I still think touch will work fine on the universal version.

  • Modern Skype is dead.

    , DeathBy​VisualStudio wrote

    There is some speculation that they have a UA version of Skype in the works. That makes sense with the direction they've gone with Office.

    I think for Windows 10 you make all the apps you can Universal apps.  It never made sense to me to have two different apps doing the same thing ... like internet explorer (modern and desktop)

  • Modern Skype is dead.

    @magicalclick: Sometimes you have to unwind the mess your in.  Time to pay the piper and put your tail between your legs and go back to where you belong.

  • Joe Duffy says: big year head, stay tuned

    @wkempf: I hope so.  Its been a long time waiting . 

  • Apparently, WMC is no longer part of Win10

    I still don't understand why Microsoft does not put out just 1 more MCE release (for windows 10) and say ok that's it.  (no support or improvements)  Maybe move it to open source if that's possible with licensing.  Who made this decision and what his/hers name?

  • Apparently, WMC is no longer part of Win10

    @bondsbw:Thats what they did for windows 8..  Had to pay 15 dollars to get it.  I don't understand why they cannot do the same. 

  • Edge is IE...

    Why does the scrollbar appear and disappear on Edge?  Also where is the menu?

  • Do you find the Win 10 build 10122 "Hoth" theme to your liking?

    P.S., This is all academic for me for I have the skills to turn Win 10 into something more amenable to my sensibilities (and as it turns out more like what I've already done to Win 8.1), but I fear a whole lot of Win 7 "holdouts" aren't going to appreciate the finer points of the "ermine in a snow bank" theme.


    So what is your solution?  You have a way to re-theme or inject a better user interface.   I am still waiting for windows 10 build with some Aero in it but who knows when that shows up.

  • Is the corporate LAN dying or Google just wants to make a point of avoiding MS

    , vesuvius wrote

    You will find that your livelihood is also more uncertain as technological advances are made

    Vesuvius, you are really very pessimistic.  As one problem gets solved there are always more to do.  My livelihood is not doing the same old thing every day and having new problems to solve that I have not encountered yet.   Do you think the Cobol and Fortran developers just jumped off a bridge when their livelihood ended?   I know IT departments will change but IT has not been around that long either.