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Upgrade support for users on 10.5 and above

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Hello Skype Community,

 

Those of you that have been using older versions of Skype for Mac until now have recently seen a prompt to upgrade Skype when trying to sign in. More information on why we are retiring older version here: http://blogs.skype.com/2014/07/16/update-skype-now-to-improve-your-experience/

 

There was some confusion on which Skype version is supported on which OS X version. TLDR:

Skype is available on OS X 10.5 - 10.8 and there is no need to upgrade to Mavericks.

 

See below for which Skype version to use per OS X version your are on:

 

OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" 

Just use latest Skype version: 6.19 from www.skype.com/go/download

 

OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard", 10.7 "Lion" & 10.8 "Mountain Lion"

Latest version is 6.15.x.335 from http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-mac/downloading/ 

This is a solid release and you can still use all of the main features (i.e. group video, group chats, screen sharing etc). NB: only use the link above, it serves you with a correct update for your OS version. Direct links (to DMG files) can work, but are not guaranteed to do so.

 

OS X 10.5 "Leopard"

Latest version is 6.3.x.604 from http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-mac/downloading/

NB: Only Intel-based Macs are supported.

 

That said, we still encourage you to stay up to date, meaning upgrading to Mavericks and getting the latest Skype available for your operating system.

 

If you have problems updating, please let us know in this thread and the community will try to help you.


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Claudius
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Thanks for the update. It was very informative.

 

When can we expect the Leopard compatible version of Skype? I'm only asking because your note said "soon".

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Glad to hear that there's a 10.5 version in the works.  Hope it doesn't take too long.

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I am using Panther (10.5.:cool:.  Would the one for Leopard (that you are about to post for download) work for me?  Thanks.  

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I'll be happy to get skype back on my very old secondary laptop that still must remain on 10.5.8 ... it cannot be updated, so at least I'll be able to get my skype back. In the future, I hope you'll make sure NOT to disable a previous version of skype until you've verified that the new downloaded version will install on that person's configuration. It should just say sorry, you can't update your version of skype, not disable your current working version and then say that.

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Here is a solution that has worked for a number of people using older versions of Skype on older versions of OS X. Apparently the skype admins are not interested in workarounds.

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Mac/skype-doesnt-let-me-connect-as-it-says-outdated-version/m-p/348908...

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In circle of hell with Skype.

Got message to download new version when I clicked on icon as I normally do.

Have tried 5 times now to download and install, carefully following instructions each time.

New version does not load, nor does it replace original version.

My MacBook Air is using;

10.5.8

 

Why does not he new version load

Thank you

le_Loup
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"There was some confusion . . . "? Skype announced it was dropping support for anything but Mac OS 10.9/Mavericks. This is not confusion, it's gross incompetence.

 

Also, have you tried to buy a copy of Mac OS 10.5? I'm on 10.4. Why is that not supported?

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If you can't wait try this...

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Mac/Forced-Upgrading/m-p/3487915#M69014

 

Worked for me.

 

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