Skype for Linux Drops AMD CPU Support

As you may already know, Microsoft is developing a new Skype version for the Linux OS. Unlike previous 4.x versions of Skype, which are considered classic, the new app is Electron-based and comes with its own Chromium engine. Essentially, it is a wrapper for the web version of Skype, with some enhancements. If you have a 5 year-old CPU made by AMD, you may run into an issue that recent versions of Skype won't start at all.

Skype for Linux Reaches Beta, Adds Video Call Support

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.

Skype 4.3 for Linux will continue working after March 1, 2017

As you may remember, a few days ago Microsoft announced that Skype versions which utilize the P2P protocol will be discontinued on March 1st, 2017. This will affect certain versions of Skype for Windows and macOS. It was assumed that the classic Linux version of the app will stop working as well, because it is using the P2P protocol too. But for now, it's going to continue to work.