Microsoft today released a new version of Skype for Linux. It is a new application which has nothing common with the previously available Skype 4.3. This is the first release of the app which has a Beta status. Let's see what has changed.
The release brings a great jump in version numbers. The previous release was Skype For Linux Alpha 1.17. This one is Skype 5.0 for Linux Beta. The actual version is 188.8.131.52.
Here the change log:
- Calling updates: Calls to mobiles and landlines with Skype credit, one-to-one video calls can be made from Linux to Skype users the latest versions of Skype for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac.
- Better collaboration: Linux users can now view shared screens from other Skype desktop clients (Windows 7.33 and above, Mac 7.46 and above).
- Usability improvements: Unity launcher now shows the number of unread conversations, online contacts in contact list now include Away and Do Not Disturb statuses.
You can download Skype for Linux Beta version 5.0 by visiting www.skype.com/download.