"Now that Windows Live Messenger has been integrated into Skype, the death of Microsoft's long-standing IM client is coming soon.
The Verge reports that Microsoft is gearing up to retire Windows Live Messenger in a few months. The news arrives by way of unnamed sources who claim that the announcement will be made soon – perhaps sometime this week – and that Skype will be pushed as the new default instant messaging client.
Live Messenger's death has been expected since Microsoft's announcement that it purchased Skype for $8.5 billion back in May 2011. At the time, critics were afraid that the Redmond company would disrupt the VoIP service's momentum by limiting or even severing support for non-Windows platforms. But Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer came forward and said Microsoft had no intentions of cutting off other platforms."http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Skype-Live-Messenger-Steve-Ballmer-Facebook-Windows-8,news-16261.html
so, i have to start using skype?