I turned on my Macbook this morning to be greeted with this popup:
What the heck, Skype? That’s not how upgrades work. How unutterably rude you’ve become since Microsoft bought you.
And what is soooo important in the new version — a sub-point release 188.8.131.522 — that you’re desperate for me to download it? I can only assume it’s spyware. At least, something that’s for your benefit, not mine.
By the way, this is an application-modal dialogue with no cancel button. There is no way to do anything else with Skype now — it’s totally crippled until I bend to their will. Even the Quit option is greyed out and the Meta-Q shortcut disabled. That’s beyond rude.
It’s looking more and more like it’s time to jump ship from Skype, which used to be an excellent, reliable, helpful service, and and increasingly none of these. What do people recommend as an alternative?
A response, of sorts, from Skype support: