Again new Skype! Skype 2.2 beta for Linux released!Filed under: Other;
Almost 1 1 / 2 years ago that Skype has released a new version for Linux. In January 2010, Skype was 2.1 released for Linux, which could offer a “new” feature with the screen sharing function so that you could see the desktop of a conversation partner. Skype 2.2 beta is now bringing to the user is not really anything new, but should include improvements with respect to the back audio and video qualities.
Relase notes you can now also participate in the Linux version of Skype Access, a call on hold and – as almost always – been tinkering on the quality of audio and video transmissions. Further information can be found in the release notes mentioned, there you will find all the changes and known bugs.
Packages for all major Linux distributions are as always available on the download pages from Skype.com. For Skype 2.2 requires at least Debian or Ubuntu 10.04 5th Supposedly there when you install the package on Ubuntu 11:04 Beta1 still problems, but for me I could install. Deb file without problems via the Software Center.
[UPDATE 04/07/2011: Ubuntu users who have activated the Canonical Partner PPA, the new version automatically get all the usual updates, recorded on their computer. In this case the one provided by Skype. Deb package does not install.]
There are not changed anything? Unfortunately not, as before, the GUI is ugly as sin, as before, the icon does the panel do not replace it with a monochrome version and, still have to turn to PulseAudio when it appeal to the microphone can not.
Least there's at least one further Linux version had, after more than 16 months of silence had given up hope of ever again hear from the Department of Skype Linux-something …
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