More Cross Platform News: Skype 2.0 for Linux Includes Video

Effectively opens up Skype Video conversations to platform independence.

Over the weekend I put up a post where desktop sharing in association with Skype goes cross platform for Windows, Mac and Linux. Yesterday Skype revealed its plans for making video conversations fully cross platform with the release of a beta version of Skype.2.0 for Linux where the principal new feature is the "most requested" video support.

This release is not just a revolution for us in Linux, but a revolution for the Skype world at large. No longer are we, the people of Linux, prevented from socialising in the same way as our peers.

Raul Live at Skype has posted more technical details and the release notes, listing lots of video features, improvements and bug fixes.

Skype becomes the first to offer complete cross-platform video conversation capability — and it continues to be free video calling, provided you have a webcam. However, it leaves us now to wondering when we will see the next obvious video enhancement, multi-party video conferencing, such as that available with SightSpeed’s new Business Video Conferencing service? Only then can we do a call that is fully cross platform video conversation with at least one participant on each of Windows, Mac and Linux.

Considering the cross platform video conversation capability and the "High Quality" video found in the Skype.3.6 beta along with a newly announced collaboration with Logitech , Skype appears to be very actively beefing up its video services portfolio.

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Tags: Skype, Skype Vidieo, Skype for Linux, SightSpeed, Yugma Skype Edition, Skype 3.6 beta, Logitech

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