Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Skype For Linux Gets Update: Includes Windows Live Messenger

Posted by Darren Scorpio on 5:41 PM

Here we were last year feeling like we had been forgotten by the Skype devs and then came news that Microsoft had purchased Skype. I for one believed that it would be the end of Skype for Linux. To my surprise Skype for Linux has had more updates over the last year than it ever did before Microsoft took it over.

Yesterday, although still labeled as beta, Skype had another major update for the Linux platform. If you ever wondered if there would ever be an official native linux version of Windows Live Messenger then you are in for a surprise. The newest version of Skype for Linux brings with it the ability to log in using your Windows Live account so you can chat with your messenger friends. Perhaps Microsoft has decided to troll us, seeing as Windows Live Messenger will be on its way out later next year.

Continue reading the full story on my blog post at OMG! Linux.

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