Skype Releases Brand New Linux Client Making Use Of WebRTC
Written by Michael Larabel in Microsoft on 13 July 2016 at 10:02 AM EDT. 45 Comments
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Many of you have been wondering what's the "exciting" Skype Linux news that the Microsoft-owned developers have been teasing since last week... Here's the details.

While many of you anticipated it would be Skype moving to a browser-only solution on Linux, what they have just announced is a brand new Linux client. This new client is in alpha state and there are Debian and RPM packages available.

This new Skype for Linux version is making use of WebRTC, there is a responsive user-interface, and there are a lot more features compared to the stable Skype Linux client that was last updated two years ago.

Skype also announced they are supporting Chromebooks and Chrome on Linux with their web-based web.skype.com implementation. This is an alpha version of the web-based Skype making use of WebRTC and opening it up for Google Chrome devices to access Skype.

More details on the new Skype for Linux via community.skype.com.
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