Microsoft just announce the immediate availability of the new version of Skype for Linux, specifically version 1.10, a version that brings important new features.
This version for Linux is light years away from the Windows versionSince it is relatively short on time, however, with this version it has taken an important step forward to look a little more like the version of the Redmond operating system.
The biggest novelty that Skype 1.10 for Linux brings is the inclusion of the video calling function, a function that is still in the experimental phase, since it still gives quite a few errors and has to be polished. However, this first step is very important to be at the Windows level in this program.
Also bug fixes for other versions and old versions of Skype for Linux they are going to stop working. In addition, the stability of the system has been improved a bit.
There is certainly still a long way to go, as we cannot compare this official version of Skype with that of WindowsHowever, it is appreciated that the people of Microsoft are remembering the Linux world.
A few years ago we didn't even have a working version of Skype, as we had to depend on third-party clients and versions of Skype in theory officials that did not work properly. Now at least we already have a more or less functional version that, although it is light years away, the intentions and the base are already good
In fact, the version of this messaging program for Linux is still considered an Alpha version, that is, still considered an experimental version, although it may actually work quite well already.