Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Skype: It Wasn't Us, It Was Windows!

skype.jpgVoIP system Skype was down for two days some days ago. Now, finally they tell their users what they think was the source of the problem: Windows users -- as sources report.

In a statement posted on the company's support page, the company claims: "The disruption was initiated by a massive restart of our user's computers across the globe within a very short timeframe as they re-booted after receiving a routine software update." This is presumably the Windows updates that were sent out on Patch Tuesday last week, which required the PC to be restarted.

What is that? How has this all of the sudden become a problem for Skype? Windows computers are improved all the time by Microsoft updates, why hasn't Skype gone down before?

I think someone is pointing fingers.