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Skype 5.0 for Linux Enters Beta with Video Call Support and Better Collaboration

As you can see, not only that status of the application was changed from Alpha to Beta, which means that it should be more stable and reliable, but also the version number. Skype’s version scheme was bumped to build 5.0 from 1.x, showing Microsoft’s commitment to offer Linux users a modern VoIP client that’s feature rich and on par with the Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows builds. As for the new features included in Skype 5.0 Beta for Linux, we can mention voice call support, allowing users to make both mobile and landline calls from their PCs using Skype credit. It’s also possible to make one-to-one video calls with other Linux users using the same version of Skype, but also with people using Skype for Android, Mac, iOS, and Windows.