I wouldn't hold your breath any longer in hopes for a Linux RC. This beta has been out since the beginning of this year, the windows version updated several times since. Skype is now a division of MS, and we in the Linux community know how MS feel about us. I imagine the Skype on Linux Dev team has been given the boot.
I had no idea that Skype had been taken over by MS - that's not particularly good news in view of what you say about their perceived lack of interest in developing the Linux (beta) version. I'm using 126.96.36.199 which works OK except that I can't get my Logitech webcam to produce any video - it works OK with 'Cheese' though.
Let's hope that MS have a 'change of heart' towards the Linux community and adopt a more responsible attitude as regards the wider use of Skype.
27-10-2011 17:02 - edited 27-10-2011 19:56
Could they at least keep-up with the upgrades in the different linux distributions? 188.8.131.52 does not integrate properly with the system panel in ubuntu 11.10.
Hi, i'm new to linux and ubuntu 11.10, have had a hell of atime trying to get skype beta 184.108.40.206 to work. downloading it it said not to add it to the launch bar but to use cli. YA! RIGHT! another 2 hrs wasted. Would you please provide the link for the version that you found and that works easily.