Microsoft finally announced Skype for Linux 4.3 on June 18th, 2014. The new release dropped support for direct Alsa support, now it uses PulseAudio for better calling experience.
Skype 4.3 contains below changes:
- An updated UI: Login screen, main window and options has been updated with the new release. With the new release, the UI is neat and clean.
- Our new cloud-based Group Chat experience
- More reliable file transfer support when using multiple devices at once
- Greater accessibility by blind and visually impaired users
- PulseAudio 3.0 and 4.0 support
- Added Skype’s own Interactive notification
- Floaty widgets
- Lot of bug fixes
Skype for Linux 4.3 can be downloaded from the official Skype website.
Skype 4.0 for Linux, codenamed ‘Four Rooms for Improvement,’ which is now available for Linux users. With this release, skype finally filled the gap with our other desktop clients. With this release Skype will likely hope that rumours of the applications demise on Linux are finally put to rest.
You will find four major changes in this release:
- New Conversations View where users can easily track all of their chats in a unified window. Those users who prefer the old view can disable this in the Chat options.
- Brand new Call View.
- Improved Call quality and video quality.
- Additional Web Cam support
- Improved Chat synchronization
- Tabbed Conversations
- New status icons and emotions
- support for new languages
- after all its looks fabulous (personally its much better than Windows and Mac Desktop client)
Skype for Linux 4.0 can be downloaded from the official Skype website.