Skype Linux Alpha Disappoints
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.