Microsoft® Windows® Skype™ Messenger® 7 Home & Student Edition

If it wasn't bad enough that Skype nearly made their product unuasbale with the horrible UI in Skype 5, things should get even more interesting. Microsoft has agreed to purchase Skype for $8.5 billion dollars.

I'm not saying just because Microsoft is now involved it will turn to crap. Honestly, Microsoft does ship some neat stuff (XBox for one, and as much I love to dog on Windows, 7 isn't entirely unbearable).

But if Steve Ballmer decides he needs to have a ton of input on Skype…well, let's just say I'd hate to be a podcaster who depends on Skype for their business.