Aug 28, 2009

Skype 2.1 Beta for Linux

The new beta version of Skype for Linux brings extra features and better sound and video quality. What still lacks behind is the UI, which was redone for Mac and Windows a while back.

What's new:
◦ Skype's SILK codec for outstanding sound quality
◦ High Quality Video
◦ PulseAudio
◦ Send SMS messages
◦ Organise your contacts with contact groups
◦ Improvements to chat (typing indicator, new emoticons and message editing)

Grab it here:

You can also follow the development of Skype for Linux here:


  1. I've been waiting for an update for so long, so glad it's finally out

  2. It took a long time, but finally it's out

  3. It was about time!