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Microsoft releases Skype for Linux 4.2

By • May 22nd, 2013 • Filed under: Linux Mint, Ubuntu

For Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse, CentOS: Microsoft’s Skype division has released a “major” update of Skype for Linux, its proprietary voice, video and text messaging client. The newly released Skype for Linux 4.2 comes with tons of improvements, many bug fixes – and several little tweaks called features. In this release Microsoft claims to have “increased” […]

Skype 4.1 for Linux

By • Nov 16th, 2012 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu

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. […]

Install Skype in Ubuntu 10.04

By • May 25th, 2010 • Filed under: Linux Packages, Ubuntu

Though Skype for Linux tremendously lags behind in development from its Windows and Mac counterparts it was recently added to the Ubuntu repository, Canonical Partner Repositories to be precise. The partner repositories offer access to proprietary and closed-source software and are not enabled by default in Ubuntu 10.04, you’ll have to enable them in the […]

Skype 2.1 Beta 2 for Linux adds Screen Sharing

By • Jan 20th, 2010 • Filed under: Ubuntu

Skype 2.1 beta 1 for Linux finally gets an upgrade, version 2.1 beta 2 comes with a bunch of new features to boost the stagnant growth rate in which Skype for Linux finds its self. The major feature here is certainly the addition of Screen Sharing, a feature long present in the Windows and Mac […]

Skype Client for Linux to go Open Source

By • Nov 2nd, 2009 • Filed under: Open-Source, Ubuntu, Voip

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 […]