During yesterday, the team of Skype has introduced a new version of its messaging client for GNU / Linux operating systems, Which also includes Ubuntu. This new Skype client is not only updated over its previous version but also offers interesting news for users of these operating systems.
The main novelty has to do with its system of communication protocols that makes it older versions are not compatible with the new client. This will be a problem for many users, for users who do not have systems like Ubuntu, because for those who do, it will not be a big change, only a couple of commands should be used.
The new Skype client will no longer be compatible with previous versions of Skype
Skype is updated after several months of inactivity and in this update the WebRTC channel appears, allowing you to have an app for Chrome OS and more fluid communication between its users. In addition this official client incorporates the possibility of sending between users any type of file or document that they want to share. Emoticons are also present in this client, So users can use emoticons, traditional, installed on the system or exclusive to Skype.
Unfortunately this new customer of Skype yet is in alpha stateThat is, we will not be able to use it in production operating systems or as an official client for day-to-day work, but we will be able to test it and if we do not use Skype continuously, we can use this version as to official customer to contact us.
In any case, it seems that Microsoft does not abandon this platform or its communications software. Something that seemed the opposite then Skype had a very active development until it stopped months ago. Personally I think Skype is a great client for Ubuntu, a necessary program but really it all depends on whether our friends and acquaintances use this application or not. In any case, it seems that the future of Skype is quite interesting Don’t you believe?