The second beta of Skype 2.1 has been released for Linux, bringing with it features that have been present in the Windows and Mac builds for well over a year – as noted by the blog post announcing the release: -
The announcement ended on an intriguing note too, likely referencing the up-coming open-sourcing of the Linux client.
On behalf of the whole Linux team I thank you for patience and hope you stay with us to discover how much more surprises we have up our sleeve.
“…extra features and better sound and video quality.”
Other new features (that are long overdue) in this version include: -
- Screen sharing
- HQ Video & Audio
- Quote a message in chat
- Localized time formats
- Support for UI styles (i.e. Dark themes!)
- Report abuse
Ignore the fact the .deb’s are named as for Ubuntu 8.04 – they work flawlessly on Karmic.