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Linux Skype

On Fri, 2017-10-13 at 16:07 +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
> On 13/10/2017, Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:
> > The new Skype Beta 5 for Linux looks OK, but doesn't work for me. 
> I had tried to update my Skype for Linux (Beta) from, on
> UbuntuMATE 16.04.x, on one system here, using the Ubuntu Software
> Updater, and it refused, saying that it was from an untrusted source

I have installed Skype from the Skype site since around 13.04, as the
Ubuntu versions always seemed to screw up. Maybe they got better.

> On my other computer that I am using (this one), the version of Skype
> seems to be motoring along okay.

You are actually using it to talk to people? Voice, not just chat? Mine
Failed To Proceed after the EOL date.

> But just now, in trying to load the Beta for Linux version of Skype,
> on that computer, resulted in a "This version of Skype is no longer
> supported" exception/error/sabotage/bar through the spokes thing.

Which version were you trying to install? There have been several
"Skype for Linux (Beta)"s.

> But, as said above, on this computer, Skype for Linux (Beta)
> v4.3.0.37, appears to be motoring along okay, without having tried to
> update it.

Would be fascinated if you can actually use it, since mine (same
version!) stopped working on the very day MS said it would. I've
installed the version off the MS site now,, complete with
sarcastic dancing penguin and crappy taskbar icon.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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