Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -


Eleni Vamvakari
 

There are also instances in which using an older version remains
possible, though it is no longer updated. However, you're right. If
they're shutting it down, these versions will no longer work.

On 16/07/2018, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 06:41 PM, Eleni Vamvakari wrote:


Whether there is a way to avoid the updates and whether Classic will
still
work I don't know.
The author of the article gave a direct link to the Skype Blog
article, Upgrade to the latest version of Skype for desktop (
https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/
) , dated today (7/16/2018), that serves as the source material.  He quotes
the following from it, " There comes a time when we must shut down older
services and application versions. "

The phrase "shutting down" is completely unambiguous in the tech world:
older versions will not work, and typically by intention.

I don't care whether your blind, or sighted, or whatever:  Nothing is so
constant as change (and nowhere is it more constant than the world of
computing).  When software vendors are telling you that the time has come to
upgrade that should make you rush out and upgrade while you can have overlap
between the old and new.  Once that shutdown occurs you will be tossed into
the deep end.

Software and hardware both have service lives.  It does no good to cling to
the dying or dead.  And, in the event the "latest  and greatest" isn't for
you, for any you, your energy is far better spent finding a replacement.
This is another reason why early upgrading makes sense, as you can more
accurately determine whether it's time to find a replacement if you simply
cannot work with the latest and greatest.

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