Ubuntu may re-enable a nifty feature in PulseAudio that pauses or mutes music and video when an incoming VoIP call is received. This feature, which is provided by a PulseAudio plugin called Cork, has been disabled in PulseAudio on Ubuntu until now because it doesn’t play nice with the Qt Skype client. But with the Qt […]
This post, Ubuntu 17.10 Might Automatically Mute Music When Taking VoIP Calls, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
If you use Skype 4.3 on Linux I’ve some bad news as Microsoft has said the Qt Skype Linux app will no longer work from July 1, 2017.
This post, The Native Skype Linux App Will Stop Working July 1, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Microsoft has unwrapped “the next generation of Skype”, a feature-packed update aimed at injecting youthful appeal into the venerable VoIP brand. Dubbed ‘new Skype’, Microsoft say the new version of Skype add more personalisation, more immediacy, and more intimacy to the service. “Life is busy and filled with too many options. Staying connected, with all this noise, can sometimes […]
This post, ‘Next generation of Skype’ Unveiled, But Theres No Mention of Linux Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Pidgin 2.12 has been released, and removes several messaging protocols that are no longer being maintained, including Yahoo! and Facebook.
This post, Pidgin 2.12 Released, Drops Yahoo, Facebook Messaging Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
The new Skype for Linux app was released as an alpha version back in July, and it included support support for one-to-one and group voice calls, but no video call support. Video call support was added back
in October, but only between Skype for Linux Alpha clients
This changes with the latest Skype 5.0 for Linux, which was promoted from Alpha to Beta. The latest version adds support for one-to-one video calls with Skype for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac.
Another important change in the latest Skype for Linux 5.0 beta is support for calling to mobiles and landlines with Skype credit.
Also, with this release, you no longer need to download Skype for Linux from the Skype forums – instead, you can simply go to skype.com/download.
Here’s the list of changes in Skype for Linux 5.0 beta:
- support for calls to mobiles and landlines with Skype credit;
- one-to-one video calls can now be made from Linux to Skype users the latest versions of Skype for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac;
- Linux users can now view shared screens from other Skype desktop clients (Windows 7.33 and above, Mac 7.46 and above);
- Unity launcher now shows the number of unread conversations;
- online contacts in contact list now include Away and Do Not Disturb statuses;
- performance improvements and bug fixes.
Download Skype for Linux 5.0 Beta (64bit only)
Note that in Ubuntu / Linux Mint (and I assume Debian too), installing Skype for Linux adds its official repository, so you should receive updates directly through Software Updater (or whatever your Linux distribution uses).
Arch Linux users can install Skype for Linux Beta via AUR (64bit only!).
Skype for Linux Alpha is now more — say hello to Skype for Linux Beta! Yup, the Skype for Linux alpha has graduated to beta status and picks up some popular feature requests in the process. You can now make video calls, call landline and mobiles, and more. Announcing the release in a forum message Skype […]
This post, Skype for Linux Beta Released with Video Call Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Skype has apologised for telling Linux users it was about to retire support for its Skype Qt client, assuring users the VoIP will continue to work for the near future.
This post, Skype Say Linux App Will Work Past March 1 (For Now), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Microsoft says older versions of the Skype desktop client will stop working from March 1, as the VoIP service ‘transitions’ from P2P to cloud technology.
This post, Will Skype’s Linux App Stop Working on March 1?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Busy weekend? Us too, but you can get up to speed with what’s happened in our roundup of recent Linux app updates, including Skype and WINE.
This post, Linux App Updates Round Up: Skype, Stacer, QupZilla, Wine, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
A Skype representative says ‘1-1 video support between Linux Alpha and other platforms should be in the process of rollout’ now.
This post, Skype for Linux Alpha Video Call Support Begins ‘Rollout’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.