Shocked! For how many years Skype for Linux has been stagnant. It was stuck there in the 2.x version while its Windows and Mac cousins are already at version 5.x. Well the new release still puts it at the 2.x but what the heck, it’s a version upgrade nonetheless! Now it is 2.2. A very tiny increment in the versioning system and I don’t know why I’m so hyped about this at all.
Ok so maybe there were updates to Skype for Linux in the years prior but nothing much. Most of all looks means a lot to me. Yeah, yeah… sue me! The GUI still looks like how it was since way back in 2008. I don’t know what new changes brings in this release as I have yet to test it, but instinct tells me there’s none. Still the boring old look, I guess, and even the Windows version back then was prettier.
Ahhh.. . but at least Skype is running on Linux. That’s the only important thing. I used it to make audio/video calls with family and friends.
For the release announcement read it here.
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