"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
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