Skype 4.1 for Linux has been released with one major feature: you can now sign into Skype using your Microsoft account and chat with your friends on Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com. Codenamed “The new buddy”, Skype 4.1 by Microsoft has improved audio and video quality, and different audio streams for your sound notifications.
For better user experience Skype for Linux now has these;
– Hotkey “d” added to invoke dialpad during Skype-to-Skype and conference calls
– Pressing ESC will now exit full screen call view
– Notification of unread messages in middle of the call
– Differentiate between local and remote holding of call
Skype 4.1 is available for download for main Linux distributions: Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and Suse. It requires QtWebKit libraries for 32-bit versions of Linux platforms.