What’s the latest buzz about Skype? Definitely the release of yet another updated version of the software, Skype 4.1 for Linux. With the new Skype 4.1, Linux users can stay connected with friends 24/7 anywhere in the world.
They can either chat using the Skype messenger, make Skype-to-Skype calls for free and even record conversations using a third party software like SuperTinTin.
But wait! That’s not the coolest thing yet because using Skype 4.1, Linux lovers can now access their accounts on Windows Live Messenger, Outlook or Hotmail and get in touch with their contacts on these accounts using Skype. Simply put, users can log in on multiple accounts all in one go.
A user has two options when logging in. One is using their regular Skype account and another is via Windows Live Messenger. If you opt to use the Windows Live Messenger, you have the option to merge or not to merge your Skype account with that of your Windows Live account. Relax. If you choose to merge, you can still log in using your original Skype account. All you have to do is sign out and sign back in again; you’ll see both options on the log in page.
Tell you what, if you want to have the newest Skype 4.1 on your Linux, it is highly recommended to uninstall any existing Skype software first before downloading. This helps prevent technical glitches from surfacing while the software is installing or is currently in use.
Afterwhich, you can now download the Skype 4.1 installer for 32bit and 64bit Linux users on this link and look for it on your browser. Once found, double click on the application and begin the installation through the Ubuntu Software Center. When the installation is completely done, you can now search for “Skype” on the Unity Dash, start adding contacts and enjoy Skype’s features. That easy!