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Congrats, Linux users you're finally officially alpha males... on Skype


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 06:17 AM

 

Microsoft-owned Skype today released a new Linux client that hopes to address some of the complaints users have had with the chat app for months.

The VoIP giant says the new alpha build of the Skype-for-Linux software can make and receive Skype calls from people running the latest OS X and Windows Skype clients and the alpha Linux version.

 

That should help alleviate the complaints lodged earlier this year by loyal Linux users who accused Microsoft of neglecting Skype on their preferred OS.

The improvement of OS X and Windows calling will come at a cost, however. Aside from the usual stability and performance disclaimers that come with using the alpha version of any application, Microsoft cautions that the new Skype client will not be backwards compatible with the old Skype for Linux. This means that alpha users will no longer be able to call other Linux users who run Skype version 4.3.0.37 and earlier.

"As you may have guessed by the name, Skype for Linux Alpha is not a fully functioning Skype client as of yet," said Skype community manager Claudius Heinrichs.

"We’re sharing it with you now as we want to get it in your hands as soon as possible, so we can continue to develop the new version together."

In addition to reenabling calls with Skype clients on other operating systems, the alpha build will introduce a new interface for Linux users.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/13/skype_linux_alpha/

 

I am so excited about this.....................Oh wait, no I'm not. This rates the same as Pokemon Go on my not impressed scale.



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 06:37 AM

I am so excited about this.....................Oh wait, no I'm not. This rates the same as Pokemon Go on my not impressed scale.

 

Now that is funny. It amazes me seeing all these sheeple gazing at their phones and walking around trying to find cartoon characters. 



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Posted 14 July 2016 - 08:59 AM

I am so excited about this.....................Oh wait, no I'm not. This rates the same as Pokemon Go on my not impressed scale.

 

:lmao: :hysterical:

 

Now that is funny. It amazes me seeing all these sheeple gazing at their phones and walking around trying to find cartoon characters.

 One could make an argument that the only thing that has really changed is the addition of the cartoon characters (see bolded) :grinner:

 

 

 

That's also as opposed, of course, to us cool people gazing at our PC's/laptops and sitting around... :unsure:

 

DISCLAIMER-The above is all in jest... :thumbsup2:


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 09:22 AM

I am so excited about this.....................Oh wait, no I'm not. This rates the same as Pokemon Go on my not impressed scale.

Now that is funny. It amazes me seeing all these sheeple gazing at their phones and walking around trying to find cartoon characters.
funny enough I'm thinking of doing a parody let's play of Pokemon go but just stay in one place like my room or something like that and let the Pokemon come to me

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 03:58 PM

I have to have Skype to keep in touch with the relatives far afield in Canada & Oz. They won't even hear of trying anything like Ekiga, or any of the other open-source alternatives; they're all firmly wedded to Windows, I'm afraid.

 

What can you do?  :rolleyes:

 

 

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 06:17 PM

@ Mike_Walsh....where in Oz ?...I can always slip around and have a whisper in their ear for you....


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 06:32 AM

@ Mike_Walsh....where in Oz ?...I can always slip around and have a whisper in their ear for you....

 

Hi, Brian.

 

Somewhere outside of Victoria, I believe. Uncle Frank and Auntie May emigrated over 25 years ago. I wish you luck, though.....you'll need it! Frank was one of those grumpy old buggers for whom nothing was ever right. The kind of person who's never happier than when he's got something to have a right good moan about (and just goes on, and on,  (and on) about it..!)

 

According to Aunt May, nothing in Oz is right, neither; the weather's too hot, he can't stand the food, he can't get on with the local government rules & regulations.....you get the picture. I wouldn't waste my time even trying to persuade him. Daft old goat..!  :rolleyes:

 

I feel sorry for Aunt May having to put up with him. I guess she must have seen something in him at some point; they're not that far off their golden wedding anniversary.....!!

 

 

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Edited by Mike_Walsh, 15 July 2016 - 06:37 AM.

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