Skype Client for Linux to go Open Source


Good news for Skype Linux users. The Skype for Linux website announces the development of an open source version of the Skype Client for Linux. Here goes the announcement;

“Yes, there’s an open source version of Linux client being developed. This will be a part of larger offering, but we can’t tell you much more about that right now. Having an open source UI will help us get adopted in the “multicultural” land of Linux distributions, as well as on other platforms and will speed up further development. We will update you once more details are available.”

After many years of under-development of Skype for Linux, here comes a big turn, what do you think???

via [Skype for Linux]

Posted in Open-Source, Ubuntu, Voip | 3 Comments »

Proof-of-Concept Trojan Targets Skype Users

Researchers at TrendLabs have reported the presence of a newly released Proof-of-Concept (PoC) trojan that listens and records your Skype conversations.

Confirmation of the release of this Trojan horse called Trojan.Peskyspy that records VoIP communications, specifically Skype calls comes from Symantec.com. They sympathetically call it the “wiretap Trojan”.

Posted in Multimedia, Open-Source, Security, Ubuntu, Voip, Windows | 1 Comment »

Skype 2.1 Beta for Linux gets High Quality Video and SMS Sending Support

Skype 2.1 beta for Linux - Chat

[Updated screenshots]
It took 1 year and 2 months for Skype 2 for Linux to get an update. Sorry, to say it, but its not fair treatments if you think that Skype for Windows is at version 4.1.

What’s new on Skype 2.1 beta for Linux
Amongst the several incoming features in this beta stand-out four;

– High Quality Video support ~ Already in Skype for windows, Skype High Quality Video is a respectable 640×480 (VGA) resolution at 30fps. This is probably the best resolution size since any higher will require a ton of bandwidth. More»

Posted in Multimedia, Security, Ubuntu, Video, Voip | 4 Comments »

Just for Fun: Linux Baby Rocker video

All you need is a Desktop Linux PC that has a CD/DVD player, a few lines of code, a cradle and a baby -- a baby to lull to sleep :).

Posted in Extras, Ubuntu, Voip | 3 Comments »

How to send Text Messages with Skype for Linux on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope


If after upgrading to Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope you found out that you could no longer Send Text Messages with Skype for Linux, then this is what you should do – – A quick wall-through for you. More»

Posted in Linux Tips and Tricks, Ubuntu, Voip | 20 Comments »

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