Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Skype Linux Alpha Disappoints

Filed under
Software

Peer to peer communications provider Skype has released a tentative upgrade to the Linux version of its softphone client software, but users are not particularly happy with the progress.

Feedback on the page the company has announced Skype for Linux is not very positive and the early reports on Linux Devices are not particularly flattering about the progress made toward the next version.

"This is a release for Linux developers who live on the bleeding edge of technology, not users who like to balance precariously on technology's leading edge," it says in part. Even so, posters to the Skype announcement page show a fair amount of disappointment with the features list touted for Skype For Linux version 1.4 compared to the progressed made on the Windows and Mac client software solutions.

Releasing the Alpha code, Skype says the main changes over the 1.3 version include a major overhaul of the user interface and improvements in the audio quality.

More Here.

Wake up call for Skype

Linux users are unhappy with your poor support, Skype. Where's feature parity?

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Google is making encryption standard in the next version of Android

Less than a day after Apple detailed new efforts in user privacy for its products, Google now says it plans to encrypt user data on all Android devices. Speaking to The Washington Post, Google says data encryption will now be a part of the activation process instead of an optional feature. The end result is that whatever data is stored on that device, be it a phone or tablet, will be inaccessible unless the person has the correct password. Read more

Samsung to Launch Tizen based Smartphone in India in November 2014

It looks like a Tizen Smartphone launch in India is on the cards, and the launch date is November 2014 for our Linux based friend. Samsung believe that they can use content to differentiate themselves from the competition, enabling them to maintain their lead in the Indian Smartphone market. We are not expecting the launch of the Samsung Z at this point, but more likely the budget Tizen Samsung SM-Z130E or SM-Z130H. Read more

NVIDIA 343.22 Linux Driver Brings Support for GTX 970 and GTX 980

NVIDIA has released a new Linux driver for its products and the developers have added support for the latest GPUs that were just announced. Read more

Linus Torvalds and others on Linux's systemd

If you're not a Linux or Unix developer, you've never heard of systemd, the new Linux-specific system and service manager. In Linux developer circles, however, nothing else ticks off many programmers more than this replacement for the Unix and Linux's traditional sysvinit daemon... Read more