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Skype Unleashes Alpha v1.4 Linux VoIP Client

May 07, 2007, 21:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"Make no mistake about it. This is an alpha release. Over on Windows, Skype is now up to version 3.1; and the newest Mac OS edition is a 2.6 beta.

"The Linux Skype 1.4 alpha has numerous missing features such as contact list groups. It also does not have the ability to create new accounts and undelivered chat messages are not currently indicated. There is no packaged installation routine and the '/alertoff' command in chat doesn't work right. As if that weren't enough, this alpha doesn't support older Linuxes' OSS (Open Sound System) and the API (application programming interface) isn't available yet..."

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