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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:14 pm 
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So Portable Skype is now "sPortable"

http://portableapps.com/news/2017-04-02 ... 2-released

I guess they're looking to avoid search engine collisions against Skype for mobile.

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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:32 pm 
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The reason for the renaming is due to licensing and trademark concerns, similar to why Java Portable is named jPortable.

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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:43 pm 
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smaragdus wrote:
Go to "Tools" - "Options..." - "Advanced" and uncheck "Keep Skype in the taskbar while I'm signed in."

Awesome, thanks for that.

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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:53 am 
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freakazoid wrote:
The reason for the renaming is due to licensing and trademark concerns, similar to why Java Portable is named jPortable.

Very strange. Well, at least from a marketing and consumer standpoint, it's a bad idea. jPortable wasn't a great name for Java Portable but there were so many "J___" tools out there (jQuerry, JPC, JSBML, jShell, J++) that it kind of works. Additionally, one advantage there was being unique but with "sPortable" there's quite a bit of overlap.

Sigh.

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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:42 am 
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Very strange. Well, at least from a marketing and consumer standpoint, it's a bad idea. jPortable wasn't a great name for Java Portable but there were so many "J___" tools out there (jQuerry, JPC, JSBML, jShell, J++) that it kind of works. Additionally, one advantage there was being unique but with "sPortable" there's quite a bit of overlap.

Sigh.


Good idea! Maybe you can suggest sighportable to the developer. Afterall its becoming a piece of **** to use. Not as bad as Calibre which is the worst piece of software I ever had to use.


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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:01 am 
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the accountant wrote:
... Calibre which is the worst piece of software I ever had to use.

    Much to my chagrin -- my thoughts, precisely. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Portable Skype
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:13 pm 
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the accountant wrote:
Maybe you can suggest sighportable to the developer. Afterall its becoming a piece of **** to use.

Sadly, I don't think Microsoft is looking for input on their multi-billion dollar acquisition. I try to avoid the thing but damned if multiple people don't insist on it.

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