"Nearly five months after the release of the first beta, the
Skype for Linux developers have announced the availability of the
second beta for version 2.1 of their Linux Skype client. In
addition to several localisation updates and bug fixes, version
18.104.22.168 of Skype for Linux adds a number of new features that have
been available on Mac and Windows editions of Skype for some time.
The full release for Windows is currently at version 4.1 and for
Mac OS X is at version 2.8."