Skype is opening its UI

Liam Proven lproven at
Tue Nov 3 18:12:04 GMT 2009

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 5:34 PM, Douglas Pollard <dougpol1 at> wrote:
> Chris Rees wrote:
>> 2009/11/2 Jason Taylor <killerkiwi2005 at>:
>>> --
>>> "Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely
>>> pointless. " - Calven
>> Yeah, keeping the protocol closed though. This means that Free clients
>> are still a long way off.
>> Hopefully they'll see the error of their ways....
>> Chris
> I am trying to figure out what this means to me.  Does it mean that in
> the near future there will be versions that will work in every version
> of Ubuntu short term and long term as well?   That would be good news.
> I have friends using skype on windows and I have tried talking them into
> using open software and they always tell me they can't because Ekiga or
> what ever program I suggest is in Beta.   The very word Beta scares the
> heck out of them.   I keep xp on my machine just to run skype as it
> seems mostly a problem on the in between releases of Ubuntu.  I have not
> been able to get it to work properly on 9.04. This is likely due to my
> own ignorance but knowing that does not help much.

You surprise me. I find Skype one of the least troublesome apps; it
Just Works fine for me on  every Linux I've tried, Windows 2000, XP,
Vista, Win7 and Mac OS X.

The Linux one is no hassle. Install, run, talk. Of course on Ubuntu,
to do it the official way, you need to fart around with adding the
repositories and so on first - although given that for years it's
never changed, you could just download a .DEB & install it that way.

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