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    Downloaded mavericks last night on my mid 2011 mbp and now skype 5.1.0.968 will not open. After the download I did all software updates in the apple menu. I use skype quite a bit and still have it on the imac so was wondering if anyone knows if there is a version that's compatible with mavericks or do I just need to go back to mountain lion. The message reads "Skype quit unexpectedly" but it never opens.

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    Have you checked with the Skype folks to see if they're going to issue an update to make it compatible with Mavericks? It's amazing how many folks are complaining that such and such an app no longer works with Mavericks but failed to check before hand. I'm equally guilty of the same thing though....

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    I had done a google search and most were related to the beta release or had to do with the newest version of skype but could not find anything that showed a version that was compatible. I'll try to dig a little deeper tomorrow and maybe try some older or newer versions but I was just hoping someone who upgraded and has skype working could tell me what version they were running.
    For me skype is used mainly for group messaging so the video is not that important.
    Thanks for the quick response.

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    Thanks osxx the oldest version works great. I'll play with it tomorrow and see what other versions I can find.
    Much appreciated

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    Just a update I also found Skype Version 6.9 (513) seems to be working fine with Mavericks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poolman View Post
    Downloaded mavericks last night on my mid 2011 mbp and now skype 5.1.0.968 will not open. After the download I did all software updates in the apple menu. I use skype quite a bit and still have it on the imac so was wondering if anyone knows if there is a version that's compatible with mavericks or do I just need to go back to mountain lion. The message reads "Skype quit unexpectedly" but it never opens.
    I think OSX is trying to tell you something, with MS owning Skype and all

    Jokes aside, I had the same issue when I bought my iMac 2 years ago - I still run the old version of Skype that I eventually got working on my 2 Macs. Hmmm, I've had two apps crash frequently in OSX: Skype and Remote Desktop that shipped with Office 2011. Maybe OSX IS trying to tell us all something and probably has a point!

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    Skype works fine here with the most recent version - had a call the other day and it worked like a charm. Thus, if it's crashing, it sounds like it's failing because of some weird conflict on your machine. Do you get any sort of error message or report?
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    Downloading newest version as I type this. Whatever version I had on there just bounced in the dock and got an error. It's probably an Antique version as I rarely use Skype.

    Will report back.

    Update: Went to Skype and grabbed their latest DMG and installed it. Error is gone and it comes right up and works.

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    I'm running 5.8.0.1027. I think I settled on this version because it was the oldest one I could get my hands on at the time. Regarding the crashes, the latest version was installed on a clean OS. Was just starting out on OSX so only had Fusion and Office 2011 installed. It would crash when opening the App and viewing the contacts list.

    5.8.0.1027 works fine and I often call Skype-to-Skype and use Skype Out. Hence no need to "risk" upgrade at this point (although an old version may be seen as a risk in itself). Skype is just a small part of my toolset, that it just works is more important than having the latest version (to me). Plus let's not forget that MS owns it: given enough time the install footprint should reach 4 TB and require the new Mac Pro to run it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Checco View Post
    Plus let's not forget that MS owns it: given enough time the install footprint should reach 4 TB and require the new Mac Pro to run it.
    Have you seen the size of the new iLife applications? iPhoto, a photo manager, is 1.7GB.
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    Windows 7 is not all that large compared to say OSX. Not at all. I don't remember Windows 8 being all that bloated either when I tried it. Just don't like the interface for a Computer. It's great for a device.

    4tb? That sounds more like you are speaking of Adobe! Grin

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Have you seen the size of the new iLife applications? iPhoto, a photo manager, is 1.7GB.
    Haven't checked to be honest, but my recent update download was in the order of 800MB. It'd be interesting to see where the "fat" sits. You seem quite knowledgable van, any idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Windows 7 is not all that large compared to say OSX. Not at all. I don't remember Windows 8 being all that bloated either when I tried it. Just don't like the interface for a Computer. It's great for a device.

    4tb? That sounds more like you are speaking of Adobe! Grin
    not much experience with Adobe, I'm afraid! Actually I lie: Acrobat Reader on Windows. Now that is a serious piece of bloatware. Since moving over to Mac and because of the new interface, I avoid Windows 8 like the plague. Windows 7 was actually a reasonable OS, but in my experience MS stuff has always been quite bloated and quite slow as a result. One MS product I do enjoy though is SQL Server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Checco View Post
    Haven't checked to be honest, but my recent update download was in the order of 800MB. It'd be interesting to see where the "fat" sits. You seem quite knowledgable van, any idea?
    Good question. Looking through the app bundle, there's a folder called "Resources" that is 1.2 GB in size. In here is a whole collection of stuff that the app needs including localization files and pictures (there's a 10MB picture in there for example of wood panelling). The biggest files in there are a collection of databases, one of which is called "PointOfInterest.db" which is 253.4MB. What that is is beyond me but I imagine it has something to do with the geolocation of pictures...maybe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Checco View Post
    One MS product I do enjoy though is SQL Server.
    MS makes some pretty solid development tools. To this day, I still think that Visual Studio is the best development environment (that may be partly nostalgic though since I started coding with VB6).
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Good question. Looking through the app bundle, there's a folder called "Resources" that is 1.2 GB in size. In here is a whole collection of stuff that the app needs including localization files and pictures (there's a 10MB picture in there for example of wood panelling). The biggest files in there are a collection of databases, one of which is called "PointOfInterest.db" which is 253.4MB. What that is is beyond me but I imagine it has something to do with the geolocation of pictures...maybe?
    That was fast! Drive capacity allows for inclusion of heaps of files...10MB for a picture of a wood panel? Wow. Graphics guys will be happy! Will check it out tomorrow...in this time zone it's bed time!

    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    MS makes some pretty solid development tools. To this day, I still think that Visual Studio is the best development environment (that may be partly nostalgic though since I started coding with VB6).
    Don't really know VS, have only played around a little, but I've generally heard good things. I'm a Delphi guy, brought up on it starting '99 and still going strong! Me and the other 0.001% of developers

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