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Microsoft redesigned Skype again, that looks like Snapchat

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Skype was a trend before a few years ago. People tend to use Skype to keep in touch with their relatives and friends. But Skype is been in a strange place for the past few years. Since the first release of Skype in 2003 Skype came a long way slowly transforming into different versions and different updates of functionalities. After the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft has been slowly transitioning from a peer-to-peer service to the cloud.

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Linux is coming to Windows Store!

-A less technical side of the Story

Microsoft and Open Source

Microsoft has made grounds in its decade-long crusade against FOSS. A company which once openly held the belief that the Open Source Software model is breaking the whole IT industry announced a Windows Subsystem for Linux. Since its inception, Microsoft has been extremely careful who gets to see the inside of their moneymaker – Windows. Nothing much has changed even at this point regarding the way they hold the source code for Windows, a sacred mystery. 

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But the world changed faster than Windows could catch up. Cloud computing and many other infrastructures became the norm and since Linux dominated the cloud and a result dominated the whole internet, Microsoft knew Windows alone would not keep their company going.  It’s the cloud game that changes Microsoft’s view on Linux. It is said that one in three Azure Virtual Machines run Linux.  Eventually, Microsoft found its way into the world of Open Source Software, becoming a top contributor to the Linux Kernel.

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