Ever since I posted about Skype and my desire for Skyper Limited to release a Linux client, I have averaged about six hits a day from people searching on some search engine for some variant of “skype+linux” and clicking through to my site. Sorry I didn’t have much insight to offer back then.
However, Skyper has finally released a beta version of a Skype client for Linux.
If you install Skype on Fedora Core 1, be sure to download the Qt 3.1 version and use –nodeps argument for rpm. For example,
rpm -ivh --nodeps skype-0.90.0.4.qt3.1-1.i386.rpm
So, now I’m back on Skype after a long absence. My Skype ID is wombatnation.
I got my Plantronics DSP 500 headset working on Fedora (more on that later), so hopefully the sound quality will be acceptable. I’ve heard that the sound quality with the Windows Skype client has improved quite a bit since the last time I tried it.