Should I upgrade to the newest SKYPE

Should I upgrade to the newest SKYPE?  The only reason I will is if the internals are better, better clearer communications, new useful features, etc.  I've gotten calls from the clients saying that they got the new SKYPE and it messed up things for them. Than I have to get on and make it usable. I think it's stupid to arbitrarily change user interfaces.  It has always pissed me off.  There's still many older users who depend on these  programs in their day to day life. Screwing around with interfaces  makes more  difficult for them.  Having said this, is there a reasonable technical reason to upgrade.  I ask since I've been getting messages on my current SKYPE about communications problems.  I'm running Windows 10 Pro on a Optiplex XE2 desktop with two monitors, 32 GB of RAM, a 500 GB Samsung 850 SSD and I5-4570S CPU.
Thanks,
Al
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The interface has change, but it is entirely usable. Skype for Windows 10 (Microsoft Store) works fine and you can upgrade to it with no issue that I can see. I have been using it.
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nobusCommented:
i also detest the too frequent interface changes - with every windows  version.
it causes a learning curve each time = productivity loss ( where did that expression remind me off? windows 98 ??)
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Mike SunSenior Systems Engineer (IBM - retired)Commented:
The choice is down to personal taste; I like the less cluttered interface with the new Skype but the classic version can view older chat history and you can setup hotkeys to e.g. answer and hang up calls, none of which is in the new version.

Some may also prefer to see the small status icon in the task-bar which is only available in the classic version.

Both versions seem to perform with equal reliability but you can actually have both versions installed and switch almost seamlessly between the two.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
There apparently is a security issue with Classic Skype that Microsoft Is rushing to fix. It also appears (from the article) that it would take quite a bit of effort to attack a machine.

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29084291/unable-to-install-skype.html

http://www.zdnet.com/article/skype-cannot-fix-security-bug-without-a-massive-code-rewrite/

Skype has been a security risk before as well.
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Alan SilvermanOwnerAuthor Commented:
John,
Thanks for the pointing out the security bug. Since it's a problem with SKYPE update I disabled that in Services.
Thanks for all the suggestions.
Alan
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help you with this.
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Mike SunSenior Systems Engineer (IBM - retired)Commented:
Just a footnote: The classic version of Skype is fixed provided you keep it up to date...

https://www.windowscentral.com/serious-skype-security-flaw-requires-large-code-revision-correct
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you for that update.
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