Microsoft’s Skype app on Linux platform is really bad. After receiving so many complaints and bug reports, Microsoft redesigned their Skype app for Linux platform. Now they have just released the alpha version of the Skype app for Linux. The app is just like a web wrapper of the web version of Skype. Simply, same as webminister apps.
Here is what Microsoft says about it :
Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Alpha version of a new Skype for Linux client. As you may have guessed by the name, Skype for Linux Alpha is not a fully functioning Skype client yet. We’re sharing it with you now, as we want to get it in your hands as soon as possible. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll notice that it’s very different from the Skype for Linux client you use today. For example, you’ll be using the latest, fast and responsive Skype UI, you can share files, photos and videos and send a whole new range of new emoticons.
As we develop this new version of Skype for Linux, we need you to test, provide feedback and help us prioritize features. You will notice that with the Alpha version of Skype for Linux, which uses our next generation calling architecture, you will be able to call your friends and family on the latest versions of Skype on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android, but you won’t be able to make or receive calls to and from the previous versions of Skype for Linux (184.108.40.206). Please do provide as much feedback as you can on Skype for Linux Alpha, so we can continue to improve call connections and reliability.