Skype for LinuxMicrosoft introduced the release of Skype 4.2 for Linux.

Opportunities for the Linux version are close to the functionality of Skype for other platforms, such as the accessibility of the conference call, call forwarding, sending SMS to mobile phones, the organization of joint access to the desktop, making calls to landline numbers, you make a video, and sending files etc.

Skype 4.2 assembly prepared for Ubuntu 10.04/12.04 (32-bit version in separate packages for 32-bit and 64-bit systems), Debian 7 (32-bit version in separate packages for 32-bit and 64-bit systems), Fedora 16 + (32-bit) and openSUSE 12.1 + (32-bit). As system requirements, the following software versions: Qt 4.7.0, D-Bus 1.0.0, libasound2 1.0.18, as well as optional BlueZ 4.0.0 and PulseAudio 1.0.

In the preparation of the new issue were focused on removing existing bugs: increased as the overall stability of the application (corrected Disruptive crashes), as previously observed and solved the problem by connecting to the accounts of MSN (Microsoft Account) and import your contacts (MSN contacts are now displayed in a separate group “Messenger”). Adjustments were made in the organization of the navigation. Made a large number of small but useful changes, such as adding extra dimensions icons, localization support prices in the Skype WiFi, available for use by hiding opportunities, lack of re-request a password when logging in through “My Account” in the already connected clients.

Among the changes are also observed to ensure correct operation of the function of sharing the screen in multi-monitor configurations (the default is displayed on the desktop is running Skype). In the window of conversation button is added to create a conference. Simplify the use of voice messaging features, enabling this feature can now be done through a single click in the settings window. The drop-down box with the data displayed on the account status of subscriptions and a link to their clearance.

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