Skype 4.0 For Linux Officially Released
Skype 4.0 has been officially released for Linux today after being under "development" for far too long. This first major update in years for the Skype Linux client is coming one year after Microsoft acquired Skype.
Skype 4.0 for Linux is codenamed "Four Rooms for Improvement" and aims to address some of the missing features from the Linux client that the Windows and Mac OS X versions have had for a while. Plus there's some user-interface refinements and other improvements too.
From the Skype Linux Blog, the major Skype 4.0 changes are:
1. We have a new Conversations View where users can easily track all of their chats in a unified window. Those users who prefer the old view can disable this in the Chat options;Other Skype 4.0 Linux changes include:
- Improved chat synchronizationThe closed-source Skype Linux client can be downloaded at Skype.com.
Meanwhile, there's still no concerted effort towards the Free Software Foundation's Skype replacement project. The work out of the open-source Skype reverse-engineering camp has been limited as well.
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