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    Skype For Linux

    Has anyone seen the Skype 4.0 Beta for Windows. If the truth be told its awsome, alot better than 3.8. etc.

    How come Linux users are stuck with the terrible edition.

    The GUI is horrible, the whole program cannot be minimized to the task bar.

    ...........

    Does anybody know when/if the new version is coming out for Linux?



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    Re: Skype For Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by ryan@pcwf View Post
    Has anyone seen the Skype 4.0 Beta for Windows. If the truth be told its awsome, alot better than 3.8. etc.

    How come Linux users are stuck with the terrible edition.
    Then I suggest you to stick with the Win version instead. You should be using what really works for you
    The GUI is horrible, the whole program cannot be minimized to the task bar.

    ...........

    Does anybody know when/if the new version is coming out for Linux?



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    and what you consider completely aesthetic.

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    Re: Skype For Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by ryan@pcwf View Post
    Has anyone seen the Skype 4.0 Beta for Windows. If the truth be told its awsome, alot better than 3.8. etc.

    How come Linux users are stuck with the terrible edition.

    The GUI is horrible, the whole program cannot be minimized to the task bar.

    ...........

    Does anybody know when/if the new version is coming out for Linux?



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    Because Skype is made by jerks.

    I don't use video chat, but if I did, I wouldn't use that proprietary crap anyway.

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    Re: Skype For Linux

    proprietary crap
    Proprietary though not sure, if its really crap... coz, it Works best for me for my audio video needs...

    The GUI is horrible, the whole program cannot be minimized to the task bar.
    I like it more than windows, atleast its not as bloated as Windows version... It minimizes fine for me ?
    Last edited by vikrant82; July 4th, 2008 at 07:49 PM.
    - On an Asus G74Sx (16G, 1T, 2630QM, GTX 560m etc etc.. )

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    Re: Skype For Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by vikrant82 View Post
    Proprietary though not sure, if its really crap... coz, it Works best for me for my audio video needs...
    Eh, you get where I'm coming from.

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    Smile Re: Skype For Linux

    I have used the Linux version. I've chatted a lot using both voice and typing, no issues with that so far. The sound is crystal clear. And it does go to the task bar, the same way as Pidgin does, so I don't know what's happening with your installation. I haven't tried video features with that so far, because I got no webcam.

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    Re: Skype For Linux

    so whats the big deal?

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    Re: Skype For Linux

    I don't like that Skype on Linux has the tendency of freezing up your entire computer. I've never tried it on another OS yet. But in a few mins this guy I know from the UK is supposted to be on and I'm gonna see how it works using OSX.

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    Re: Skype For Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by BWF89 View Post
    I don't like that Skype on Linux has the tendency of freezing up your entire computer. I've never tried it on another OS yet. But in a few mins this guy I know from the UK is supposted to be on and I'm gonna see how it works using OSX.
    it also works in wine
    When close to achieving you quit! If you don't try you failed. Real Winners are not afraid of losing.
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