Typical - Skype Version Confusion

Typical - Skype Version Confusion

Summary: In a typical show of carelessness (or incompetence), Skype has announced that they have a new version available for download, and someone from Skype Staff has suddenly appeared in their User Forums, telling people to download it to solve problems. BUT, when the poor users download what should be 3.

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In a typical show of carelessness (or incompetence), Skype has announced that they have a new version available for download, and someone from Skype Staff has suddenly appeared in their User Forums, telling people to download it to solve problems. BUT, when the poor users download what should be 3.6.0.248, they find that they appear to have gotten 3.6.0.244 - the previous (current) version. Which is right - is it 248, with the wrong number still identifying it, or is it still 244, even though the download page says otherwise? No one knows yet, so instead of perhaps getting a problem fixed, the users are getting even more confused.

So, if you have been waiting anxiously for yet another release from Skype, in hopes of fixes for their hundreds of video, presence, audio and other problems... well, you'll have to wait a little longer until this sort out this latest fiasco.

jw 5/2/2008

Topic: Linux

J.A. Watson

About J.A. Watson

I started working with what we called "analog computers" in aircraft maintenance with the United States Air Force in 1970. After finishing military service and returning to university, I was introduced to microprocessors and machine language programming on Intel 4040 processors. After that I also worked on, operated and programmed Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8, PDP-11 (/45 and /70) and VAX minicomputers. I was involved with the first wave of Unix-based microcomputers, in the early '80s. I have been working in software development, operation, installation and support since then.

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