Today Skype for Linux has new friends. With this new release, codenamed “The new buddy”, you can sign into Skype using Microsoft account and chat with your friends on Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com.
Please stop by and say hello to all your friends wherever they are, wherever you are!
Together with this change we fixed many issues that you experienced with 4.0.
Different audio streams:
You can now set again a different audio stream for your sound notifications.
Dialpad in calls:
If you need the dialpad during your calls and there is no button for it, hit ‘d’ on your keyboard and it will appear. All Skype shortcuts are listed under /usr/share/doc/skype/README file.
Audio and Video quality:
As every release we try to make a better job on delivering to you the best calling experience, if you experienced issues with older versions please give a bite to this new version.
We improved the stability of the client.
Skype for Linux is available in the following languages:
Brazilian Portuguese (Eduardo Porto Teixeira), Bulgarian (Nikolay Filipov & Nikolina Filipova), Czech (Alexandr Kara), Estonian, French, German (Claudius Henrichs), Italian (Marco Cimmino), Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian (Viktoras Kriukovas), Norwegian (Alexander Stevenson), Polish (Karol Szastok), Portuguese (Francisco Miguel Ferreira), Romanian, Russian (Pavel Shevchuk), Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish (Ömer Emin Dede), Ukrainian (Oleh Nykyforchyn).