Skype for Linux
Skype for Linux is an RPM, Debian or SNAP-based desktop version of the popular messenger for any generation of open-source operating environment. If you are using Ubuntu or Mint client in your office, at college, university or at home, you can download Skype for Linux for free and enjoy using it without any financial investments or headache with acquiring licenses, upgrades and activation of actual OS platform. Microsoft has also taken care of the latest app versions which are checked in to Linux repository synchronously with Windows-build. When the new update for Windows OS is released, look for a new build for Linux within RPM or DEB-package manager to download.
General functions of Skype for Linux
From a general point of view, the Linux version of the Skype app doesn’t differ from any other common desktop clients (Windows, macOS). The only important difference is the installation process: like with all other Linux utilities, when you get a new app from the web, open the package manager which is responsible for all installation issues. Here is a brief review of essential Linux-based package features:
- HD-quality of all video calls initiated within the client. This point concerns both individual and group conversations;
- demo of the screen. If you are lost in setting up your Linux, or wish to share something interesting with your teammate, start demo of the screen — your friend will see everything directly from your computer screen;
- recording of calls. If you are concerned about whether the contact you are talking to knows about the recording, don't worry: when it is started, they will be immediately notified, even before the conversation is started;
- the chance to call any landline phones all over the world with low fees. Thanks to integrated compliance of the tool with Skype Out feature, you can acquire a subscription for minimum price and call any of your friends, even if they don’t have Skype service installed;
- extensive local number. If you are going on a vacation or business trip abroad and need to be online for the local citizens all the time, you can get a local number and answer all the calls via Skype. This feature also requires various fees;
- one more auxiliary bonus feature is real-time subtitles. While you are having a video call, turn on the subtitles: you will see all the word combinations, phrases and sentences in written form visually, as if you are watching a movie. This module is especially helpful for students and those who learn foreign languages.
System requirements of Skype for Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSUSE or Fedora
Skype for Linux is not too demanding. Here are the specifications for each of the OS generation compatible:
- Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) or later OS version
- Debian 8.0 (64-bit) or higher
- OpenSUSE 13.3 (64-bit) or later versions
- Fedora Linux 24 (64-bit) or higher.
Linux-based version also suggests Intel Pentium 4 processor or newer compliant with SSE2 and SSE3 technologies. RAM — not less than 512 MB of space.
As for the rest, the current branch of the project will totally meet all your expectations and fulfill your needs disregarding their complexity. When you download Skype for Ubuntu, Debian or Red Hat, you get a stylish, customized and effective software for chatting, audio/video calling and exchanging media without any barriers or obstacles in natural and pleasant manner. Sure, if you need different services, minimum fee is suggested, but if you are talking to another app owner (mobile or desktop), you won’t spare a penny.
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