I'm sure almost everyone reading this site has used skype at one time or another. After Microsoft purchased Skype a lot of people wondered what type of changes Microsoft would make to this software, as we all know, sooner or later it will be Redmondized.
One of the first big changes comes in the way that Skype handles it's peer to peer networking in regards to the supernodes being used. Microsoft has put together thousands of linux servers that will act as the supernodes to Skype. Check out what we think about this, and then read the article over on arstechnica.