Microsoft’s Skype group unveiled the new Skype for Internet formally yesterday after an protracted preview phrase that lasted two or more years.
I noticed during the preview phase that Microsoft limited access to its own Microsoft Edge web browser and Google Chrome. Attempts to access the preview of Skype for Internet were met using”browser not supported” messages and tips to either use Edge or Chrometo download Skype to the computer to use it like that.
Some thought or hoped that Microsoft would create the new Skype for Internet compatible with different browsers.
Most? Firefox and Opera did not work while Vivaldi and Brave did. It is a bit perplexing that Opera does not operate while Vivaldi and Brave do; all three browsers are based on precisely the identical code that Google Chrome is based on, and you would presume that this could be enough to guarantee compatibility. Something else appears to be going on apparently that blocks Opera (and Firefox) out of accessibility.
Microsoft’s statement on the official Skype Blog confirms the browser needs and that it works on Windows 10 or even Mac OS X 10.12 or higher. Linux isn’t said, nor are other browsers apart from Chrome or Edge.
An easy user-agent change is not enough to create Skype for the internet work in browsers that are malicious.
Microsoft launched Skype version 8 for Windows desktop yesterday as well that replaces the existing MSI distributable which installed Skype version 7 to desktop PCs. Download links will be provided from the report.
With Microsoft moving Edge to some Chromium-base, things are probably just going to get worse instead of better. The Chromium dominance online will definitely have an effect on Firefox and internet compatibility problems that users of this browser and its manufacturers will face.
As for Skype and Microsoft, I think it is a confession of failure if a lot of the largest tech businesses in the world will not add support for a web browser with a large market share.
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