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My 30 day goal is..... to find a replacement for and delete skype

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by macdonjo3, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I know a number of you have been thinking of doing the same. It's just not productive and it's not as well built as it once was. They don't offer the care for their users and usability as much as a company like Slack does.

    When I search contacts on my Windows machine, it turns "Not responding" for 45 seconds. When I type in a convo, same thing, frozen for 10 seconds. I've heard similar instances of the same. 16 GB on quad core, and pretty much nothing running except Skype.

    I think I can transfer all friend communication to Facebook Messenger, hopefully they introduce voice calling through the computer on their soon, especially with the ownership of Whatsapp.

    I think I'll be able to manage my team within Slack instead.

    Anyone thinking of making the leap? I've been considering this for 6 months but I think I'm going to try it out.

    \end rant

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  2. DonnieBrasco

    DonnieBrasco Regular Member

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    Since 2 days i write a sentence for 5 seconds and watch the next 20 seconds how it gets written in the message window, nothing else slowed down but on my desktop skype is just unusable the last 2 days, on my notebook it runs fine.

    Gonna Format my Desktop and hope that bug vanishes, i would be more happy if we all could use Jabber.
     
  3. mgwiazda

    mgwiazda Newbie

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    Honestly, I can't say that I've considered deleting Skype but I have noticed some issues. For example, I cannot transfer files 90% of the time and when it does it takes ages :(
     
  4. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Never had this issue. Maybe check whats wrong with your PC, try reinstalling Skype etc. There is no point not using a messenging system that everyone else is using....unless Slack is Skype compatible.
     
  5. macdonjo3

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    I don't talk to anyone. 1500 contacts and I don't even want to talk to 99% of them. I have 3 freelancers and 10-15 friends on there, that's it.
     
  6. archon10

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    I hate skype but it's a necessary evil in the freelancing world. There are too many customers who ask to chat in skype or demo their product for me in skype. Meh. I like GoToMeeting but I'm biased since I worked for Citrix for a while. Great company to work for but they have organizational problems right now and had layoffs recently. Their products though are awesome.
     
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