A colourful new Skype desktop client is rolling out. It features a number of visual changes and introduces some major new features, including @mentions.
A number of Skype Linux users have been touch to say they get a ‘not supported’ error when trying to use the latest version. What’s going on?
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The ‘radical’ redesign of Skype that most of the internet seems to hate is now available on Linux — hurrah! But before you get anxious about upgrading I should say that the redesign is not being forced on you — not yet, anyway! Instead, to try what Microsoft calls “the most expressive Skype ever” on Linux […]
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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!.
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.
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:
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!.