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Skype on MX

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Re: Skype on MX

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Post by dreamer » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:59 pm

I have criticized Skype for Linux in the past but I have to say I'm quite happy with it. It's Electron so it isn't the fastest app. Call quality is good despite pulseaudio, which has been a problem for me since it was introduced.

It would have been easy for Microsoft to tell Linux users "No Skype for you". ;) Instead MS is giving us the same version that is available on Windows and Mac. Not bad, me thinks.

I miss peer-to-peer QT version of Skype. It was a fast and no nonsense type of application. Those days are gone, but if it wasn't for Electron there probably wouldn't be a Linux version. The cloud component is of course mandatory today, because that's how MS gets useful data from your calls. Voice recognition, face recognition and "machine learning" are important. Privacy? What privacy?

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Re: Skype on MX

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:41 am

The current skype for linux works just peachy.
MX-18.3_x64 May 26 2019 * 4.19.0-5-amd64 ext4 Xfce 4.12.3 * 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 2700
Asus TUF B450-Plus Gaming UEFI * Asus GTX 1050 Ti Nvidia 390.116 * 2x16Gb DDR4 2666 Kingston HyperX Predator
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Re: Skype on MX

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Post by GuiGuy » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:55 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:41 am
The current skype for linux works just peachy.
Not in my opinion: the user interface is nasty compared with the XP version 7.36 and it will not run in 32-bit MX.

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Re: Skype on MX

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:44 am

User interface is personal preference, for me it's just fine.
MX-18.3_x64 May 26 2019 * 4.19.0-5-amd64 ext4 Xfce 4.12.3 * 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 2700
Asus TUF B450-Plus Gaming UEFI * Asus GTX 1050 Ti Nvidia 390.116 * 2x16Gb DDR4 2666 Kingston HyperX Predator
Samsung 860EVO * Samsung S24D330 & P2250 * HP Envy5030

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Re: Skype on MX

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Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:55 am

I just care about how it works and the current version works well.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, SSD 120 GB, Data 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB
Personal: XPS 13, 4.18.0-19.3-liquorix, 4 GB

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Re: Skype on MX

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Post by GuiGuy » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:14 pm

OK, I will use the new interface on my 64bit machines.
But the machines I most want Skype on are 32bit (eeepc901) - must I convert them to XP ?
Before Microsoft's vandalism I was happily using Skype in European hotel rooms with Linux
on the eeepcs: no longer possible :frown:.

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Re: Skype on MX

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Post by GuiGuy » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:19 pm

Skype works on Windows7.
And W7 works on eeepc901.

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