Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Skype 2.1 Latest Version is out for Linux

Skype has recently released their latest release, Skype 2.1 beta for Linux. Until recently Skype was available for Fedora 7 only. Though it was able to be used on Fedora 11 also. Now they have released a version for Fedora 9 and Fedora 10+ which can be installed in Fedora 11 also. For Ubuntu users the release is for Ubuntu 8.04 and Ubuntu 8.10. They have also released Skype for 64 bit processor also, but for Ubuntu users only. All other Linux users can download the latest Skype 2.1 beta from this link: http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/choose/

This release comes with high quality video and super wideband audio that have been exciting features of Windows and Mac version. This release is quite important for Linux platforms since it supports Pulseaudio.

What is new in this release?

  • Skype's SILK codec for outstanding sound quality
  • High Quality Video
  • PulseAudio
  • Send SMS messages
  • Organise your contacts with contact groups
  • Improvements to chat (typing indicator, new emoticons and message editing)
Skype home page.
Skype Download page.

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