Starting with Ubuntu 10.04, Skype is available to install in Ubuntu via the official Ubuntu partner repository. However, this repository is not available if you upgrade to a new Ubuntu version that's still in alpha/beta/rc.
Super OS (formerly: Super Ubuntu) is a modified version of Ubuntu 10.04. But this post isn't about Super OS but about the amazing repository it comes with and which you can of course use on a regular Ubuntu 10.04 installation or any Ubuntu 10.04 based Linux distribution/remaster.
This is a quick post to let you know that Skype (which has been added to the Ubuntu partner official repository a few days ago - Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx only!) package in the Ubuntu Partner repository got some fixes which were previously available for the Medibuntu package (Sky
Skype has just been uploaded to the "partner" official Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx repository - correct me if I'm wrong but I think this is the first time Skype is uploaded to an official Ubuntu repository (other than Medibuntu obviously - which by the way doesn't include Skype any
A new version of Skype for Linux was released the other day, bringing new features and a lot of improvements and bug fixes. Skype 184.108.40.206 comes packaged for distributions like Ubuntu (both 8.04 and 8.10), Debian Lenny, Fedora Core 9 and 10+ and openSUSE.
Skype 2.1 Beta vor Linux has been released yesterday, bringing a lot of new features, including:
This script notifies you when a contact comes online, goes offline, sends you a message, when they have a birthday soon or when a file transfer is completed.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I use Skype quite a bit. Not only to call family, friends, and clients, but also to record interviews and the occasional podcast. The recording part I had to do under Windows. While I’ve found quite a bit of advice on recording Skype calls in Linux, none of the solutions has ever worked for me.
Today we’re proud to announce the general release of video calls in Skype 2.0 for Linux. As you may already know, the best things in life are often free and now you can make (and receive) free, great quality video calls on Linux.
f you want to keep always the latest available copy of Skype on your computer, not having to check the skype home page every time, you may want to use the skype repository for Debian, which also works for Ubuntu, Check this How to
First add this line to your /etc/apt/sources.list
So I posted recently on how to get the camera working in Skype 2 Beta on the MacBook. One of the most common questions after that post was “But how do I get the microphone to work!?” So, I started toggling switches and trying stuff out until I could reproduce working microphone input. I did have this working in the past and I guess I must have lost the settings so I had to find them again…
Microphone on the Macbook
To get started right-click on the volume applet up near the clock and select the “Open Volume Control” option.
Many of us wonder, why is there so much excitement over Skype when, at its core, Ekiga is a more robust application with even more maturity behind it? The answer to that is rather simple - provide a compelling reason to use something besides Skype. Honestly, I believe Ekiga blows Skype out of the water with mature features (video calls) and it's open source heritage, which means that nothing 'weird' is going on without you knowing about it. Yet many Linux users by the truckload will still migrate over to Skype because they 'know' about this application from other platforms.
Skype recently released Skype 2.0 beta for Linux, which includes the ability to make video calls, a feature the Windows and Mac versions have had for some time. I tried the beta on two systems running Ubuntu 7.10 -- my desktop PC with a USB webcam and a MacBook Pro with its onboard iSight webcam -- with mixed results.
For the first time every Linux’ Skype client now features full video support. With this feature the Linux client catches up with the Windows and MacOS client. The most important features listed in the changelog are:
Skype 1.4 for Linux after five months of testing. Now that it's officially out of beta -- along with a slew of bug fixes and new features -- developers are calling it a recommended release.
Skype 1.4 for Linux is officially out of Beta, and is available for download.
The two big WNITVs (What’s New In This Version) are call forwarding, and a “Birthday Alert” service that notifies you when anyone in your Contact list has a birthday.
This screencast covers the following topics:-