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Skype launches as a ‘snap' to cater to more Linux users

5 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

Microsoft has some good news for Skype users on Linux today: The VoIP communications app is now available as a snap , the packaging format designed for all popular Linux distributions.
Skype has in fact been available on Linux for years already, though the company had effectively ignored the platform until July 2016, when it announced it was working on a new WebRTC version. That client graduated to beta last March with a host of new features, and it has been iterated upon in the months since , though with numerous complaints that it is not entirely stable. It's worth noting here that the...
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Microsoft releases Skype as a Snap for Linux

Microsoft releases Skype as a Snap for Linux

5 monthes ago   |   By Beta News

While Microsoft has long been viewed as an enemy of the Linux community - and it still is by some - the company has actually transformed into an open source champion. Not only does Microsoft release software for Linux, such as PowerShell Core 6.0, but it is even serving distros in its software store for Windows. Let's not forget that Microsoft even offers Linux virtual machines in Azure. One of Microsoft's biggest Linux contributions, however, is Skype - the wildly popular communication software. By offering that program to desktop Linux users, Microsoft enables them to easily communicate...
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