I used to be on MS Windows. Since many years I have been able to avoid it, first by using some great NeXT boxes (cube and colorstation) and then, after a while, several Macs.
I quite forgot the infinite loops I was pushed into by Microsoft.
Buit I remember them quite well when being kicked out of a live Skype call (yes, I am a paying customer) with the following message:
Wow. “To be able to continue you must download and install” it is incivility squared. But then this happened:
Oh, thank you so much to remind me, why I moved away from Microsoft in the first place. The Mac used to be a system that had advanced backward compatibility. Well, things have changed a lot since then. You must update your systems all the time, running into the trap of slowing your iDevice down fully aware of it, as compatibility stops there after only very few years in an otherwise well cared-for device.
The WP8.1 version of skype doesn’t accept Skype-IDs anymore. I must connect it with a Microsoft account (the email account I always used with Skype, not even looking into the mails that arrived there, does not work).
I killed it right away from my smartphone. So I do not know, whether Micrososft have been so kind to allow logging out from Skype on WP8.1 finally (when I first tried to use Skype on Windows Phone, it wanted me (without even saying “you must“) to stay loggeed in – it didn’t offer the option of logging out at all!).
Maybe the Linux version would give me less trouble if I ran it in a VM? There are a couple of cool LT Linux versions out there… Then just maybe the damage to my security on my workhorse isn’t as bad as before as well?