Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1 -
At times, when I am discussing what someone should do and the person is afraid to try a new version of something, I tell them that it's better to learn a new thing when they are not under pressure to do so. If they wait until what they are currently using no longer can be used, they will have to learn the new thing under pressure because they can't use the old thing while they learn.
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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, 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.
Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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