Hey guys, I got this idea for posting this message here so skype developers will have an idea on how big is the Skype Linux community.
Maybe with that perception they will make an effort and release an update.
Linux skype update now!
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Skype is skype.
I agree the interface should be the same for all systems, except for mobile for obvious reasons.
The previous 2.2 beta linux version of skype was too old, that's why it looks compact.
But hey! Just go to the options and change in 'Chat' you can unckeck the 'Use default view' check box to put it back to what it look before.
Seems to work fine on my Fedora 17, did not try video conference or desktop share yet.
I hope it works, 'coz I need it badly.
Does this version already support group video conference call?
Thank you guys, just keep going with the updates for Linux also as we are many and now satisfied to what just happened.
I am patiently waiting for an update as I also think it has been in beta far too long. I have been encouraged by the posting from Claudius Henrichs 2 weeks ago at Please tell the truth - Page 10 where he says: "Still I can't share any ETA, but we are making good progress." From this I conclude that a new version is coming, but unfortunately no indication has been given - not even the number of months!!!!
I agree. It's time for an update. I'm not interested in a Windows or Mac like version, but an update that could use more modern and stable linux libraries, with a native 64 bit, without strange dependency.
It's a nice idea.. But I don't think a "Forum vote" is going to convince MS to put in more time and money. I'd guess they have usage stats on their end which is far more accurate than a forum vote.
It would be nice to see Skype pick up for Linux, but it might be that they continue to [invalid URL]'s so people can create their own clients that uses their service maybe. That would be very nice so we could get something more flashy to use than the square box we have now.
Just give up guys, if we don't like Skype that much right now there are alternatives. There's also WINE, we've complained and complained before and almost nothing came out of it. They'll release an update when they do, in the meantime enjoy the free version of Skype that you get and be happy you don't have bloated /fb/ integration in it with ads.
Don't give up, keep voting.
If 25% (it could be more) of the votes are also skype pc-to-phone users Skype should upgrade for Linux.
The benefict? Skype will keep those users and earning with our calls.
If not, well we will have to move to another software and guess what, that will be spreaded the same way this post is.
The jump will be so fast they will feel the difference.