[ubuntu-uk] Skype with video now on linux

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Thu Nov 8 11:07:15 GMT 2007

Quoting Anders Jacobsen <andersja+lists-ubuntu-uk at gmail.com>:

> Users and Maintainers of video drivers around the world, take note: Skype is
> now in beta with video support. I foresee a rush of bugs and launchpad
> requests for video drivers as people dig out old webcams out of the closet
> (I will!)
> Long awaited, despite it's non-free status, let's take it as a symptom that
> linux has a larger user base than BBC insinuates...
> Announcement:
> http://share.skype.com/sites/linux/2007/11/skype_20_beta_for_linux_with_video.html
> Changelog: https://developer.skype.com/LinuxSkype
> Download .deb that's click and play to install in Ubuntu:
> http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu

Ooh, thats good news.  I've been trying to get my webcam working with  
Ekiga but for some reason I can't get it to talk to a Windows machine.  
  This will hopefully solve all that. (In a proprietary way, not ideal  
but if it works I'll use it).


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