Hyped on Skype

News / Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

Well, I’ve done it. I downloaded Skype to my Powerbook and joined the community of free long distance users. My brother and I were talking last night and the ease of use and clarity of this application are hard to beat. A word of warning: Skype can be downloaded to your computer as part of a bundled package with Kazaa but I understand that Kazaa will open your system to adware attacks and that ain’t nothing pretty. You are advised to download Skype as a standalone application from the Skype website but monitor your system to make sure that you don’t get stuck with unwanted ads. The current version of Skype is ad-free and we’ll have to hope that continues since the company leadership intends to use word of mouth to make a case for more users.

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