Skype for Linux Team Updates
Some of you may have noticed things have been a bit quiet in regards to Skype for Linux lately. I wanted to take this time to give you all an update of what the Linux team have been working on since our last release.
- Better Audio Quality
Mobile devices such as Mobile Internet Devices (MID) and NetBooks are the future for Linux. Since the launch of the ASUS Eee PC, demand for Linux has never been stronger. We’ve been working very hard to build a next-generation Linux client specifically tailored to devices with small screens (such as the Eee PC) and those with no keyboards or mice – such as MIDs. The Linux team’s desk has transformed over the past year from having messy desks covered in desktop PCs to messy desks covered in mobile devices. Here are some screenshots of what we’ve been working on:
We’ve had some of the Linux team move over to our Audio team where they will be focusing completely on improving the audio engine used on Skype for Linux, and how it interfaces with the Sound Systems used on Linux. We want to ensure that you have the best audio experience possible on all platforms, regardless if you pay for Skype (or your Operating System for that matter!) or not.
Thanks to one of our (very) excellent Beta testers, Philipp Kolmann has written a plug-in for Skype for Linux that enables you to send SMS with Skype 2.0 for Linux. We love this plug-in but we’re working to include SMS into the Skype client on Linux to ensure that people on Linux get the same great experience as that on other platforms.