Popular online voice, video, and instant messaging service releases new stable version for Linux that includes a new Conversations View, Call View, and improved audio and video quality.
Skype, the widely used Internet voice, video, and instant messaging service has released a new stable 4.0 version for Linux that is sure to please. For the release includes a number of changes and improvements that dramatically improve the user experience.
“First off, we’d like to thank our Skype for Linux users for your patience awaiting Skype 4.0 for Linux, codenamed ‘Four Rooms for Improvement,’” say Skype’s developers in a blog post.
“With this release, we have finally filled the gap with our other desktop clients and we are now making many of the latest Skype features, as well as a lot of UI improvements, available to our penguin lovers.”
Skype 4.0 for Linux boasts four major changes:
- 1. New Conversations View (optional) where users can easily track all of their chats in a unified window.
- 2. Brand new Call View.
- 3. Improved call quality via improved audio quality.
- 4. Improved video call quality, and extended support for more cameras.
Skyp4 4.0 for Linux also features improved chat synchronization, new presence and emoticon icons, the ability to store and view phone numbers in a Skype contact’s profile, and much faster loading chat history.
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