Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

New Version of Skype Released with PulseAudio Support and Numerous Improvements

Filed under

A new version of Skype for Linux was released the other day, bringing new features and a lot of improvements and bug fixes. Skype comes packaged for distributions like Ubuntu (both 8.04 and 8.10), Debian Lenny, Fedora Core 9 and 10+ and openSUSE. Dynamically and statically linked binaries are also available from the official website.

Among the new features Skype comes with are:
- PulseAudio support
- SILK audio codec
- SMS sending support
- high quality video support
- contact groups
- chat picture for group conversations
- contact labels and tags
- many bug fixes and improvements

More in Tux Machines

New Test Release Of Android-x86 Now Available

For those with some spare x86 tablet/mobile hardware around, a new test build of Android-x86 is out in the wild. Since October there's been the Android-x86 5.1-RC1 build of Lollipop and since then is also a x86 branch based on Android 6.0-Marshmallow. A Phoronix reader pointed out that uploaded today to the project's SourceForge page is an Android-x86 20151128 release. Read more

Top 5 reasons I'm thankful for Android

Yes, that's perfect. One of the things I've been so thankful for is that, unlike the competition (wink wink, nudge nudge) each iteration of Android offers up a bevy of improvements. There has yet to be an Android release that failed to please. Lollipop was better than KitKat, which was better than Jellybean, which was better than Ice Cream Sammich — you get the idea. This is one of the very reasons I've been so excited about getting Marshmallow, as well as why I've been so frustrated about not getting it. Read more