Skype: 40% of adults dont always upgrade software when prompted to

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  1. roirraW "edor" ehT

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    #1 roirraW "edor" ehT, Jul 27, 2012
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    #2 a_catalin, Jul 30, 2012
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    If it's about upgrading Skype, I do the same, but with 2 good reasons:
    1. Sometimes the new versions are "loaded" with new stuff which I don't need. And more important: sometimes are buggier than the current version.
    2. On my OS I can use only the virtualized version which of course can't be upgraded. So each time I have to virtualize the new version. Considering that Skype has new versions very often, it's a lot of work to virtualize each one properly.
     
  3. gorski

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    Plus the rumours that code is being changed in order to accomodate the US law enforcement/intelligence services...
     
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  5. gorski

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    What's the earliest version which works on 64b W7 Ult SP1, anyone knows?

    Oh, and where to get it from (offline, full installer), please?
     
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    using 3.5.0.202 on win7 64bit
    4.2.0.187 on win8 in win7compatibilitymode
    no way i'm gonna put up with the facebook/ad s**t
     
  8. gorski

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    Thanx, guys!
     
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  9. xpvista7ubuntu

    xpvista7ubuntu MDL Junior Member

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    @roirra,

    not just skype...more than 40% of computer users i know do not update any software!!!

    windows updates if set to automatic kinda enforces itself on the user & the same goes for antivirus updates as well!!!

    updates for software like adobe flash player...java...utorrent...vlc media player...yahoo! messenger etc. are just simply ignored!!!

    the only universal excuse is " this version works just fine ":aglerks:
     
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  10. gorski

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    Or "The way I need it to work..."

    Not a bad one, I would imagine... At least in some cases, as for instance Skype, Live Messenger etc.

    New versions sometimes have bugs, incompatibility with plugins one uses/needs, options are sometimes removed, advert s**te brought in and one can't remove it and whatnot, so not at all bad, at least sometimes... To wait and see reviews and then decide...
     
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  11. xpvista7ubuntu

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    @gorski,

    true that!!! just like windows 7 is way better than the upgrade windows 8:D
     
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