I'm pretty sure MS uses VBA script for macros where as LO uses Python so they are very much incompatible. VBA has been removed from the Mac version of MS Office by the way, so i guess macros wount even work on all version of MS Office.
Instead of being honest and admitting that they just want to make money to be able to run the service, they try to define this as part of the Skype experience:
That's ridiculous!So, you should think of Conversation Ads as a way for Skype to generate fun interactivity between your circle of friends and family and the brands you care about.
But still, do we have any indication that this is also hitting the linux client, or infact not also affecting the old client?
How are they better? Don't get me wrong, i'm a very big open source fan, but there actually is nothing in linux land that comes close to skype in terms of easy to use and call quality. All oss alternatives are tedious to setup and sometimes even hard to get working at all (with the microphone). I know because i actually tried a lot of them! The oss alternatives still have a lot to learn from skype.
For the record, i'm not using skype anymore since microsoft bought it.
it is in such beautiful words how they describe the ever so exclusive experience of embedded ads that makes one wonder how any company could be so considerate of their most lowly of costomers, even us, the non patrons, of thier costomer base are treated to a feature that not even the most faithful paying costomers are delighted with. and if one is to be confused or posssibly upset with this new feature, dont worry your tiny little head, they have done you the favor of enlightening you with what you should feel like toward this addition. it is the conversation starter you have been asking for for ages. if only chat roulette would give you such an assistance.
seriously, how can they write up such a thing? i mean, is the average user that artarded <yes>, well ok, maybe not all the people using computer technology are what one would consider computer literate and even capable of common sense, but that must be a small margin, MOST people must be somewhat competent <much less than you think> oh c,mon, there cant be that much of a market out there to make this even seem like a proffitable move <everyone else is already doing stupid intrusive ads, and the trend only grows, just look at the site your on now> ya, never really understood how that keeps going on, i mean, who actualy clicks on one of these crappy ads and proceads with an actual money transaction <old people> it cant be ALL the old peoples fault, i mean, what do they even do on the internet? <skype> what, so all the old people are online skypeing now <yep> so is that such a major userbase that this is probobly garenteed to make money? <its their only userbase, so yes> well, you just sound a little prejidous <you said it bro>
eh, the cinic in me came out a bit.
it really sucks how with these large corperations, their pr and amrketing departments have no way at makeing a real personal communication with people. it just seems like whats the point of trying to make an answer to the public like this one if the answer is so obviously constructed in such a way that only an idiot would beleive this word for word. i mean NOBODY would read that and go "oh ya ok, i can see how that would make sense". if someone walked up to you on the street and said that to you, you would think they ust be some sort of a robot because it so so unpersonal. it just makes me think, are they paying someone good money for that? because i could be paid less and produce a lot better than that, microsoft should hire me, i can talk out my ass on the cheap.