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Old 06-07-2015, 04:58 AM   #1
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Skype in Ubuntu Linux 14.04


Hi. I have a question regarding Skype in Ubuntu. Right now I have version 4.3.0.37.

Is there any way to get the latest version of Skype in Ubuntu? Is it even recommended?

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Old 06-07-2015, 10:18 AM   #2
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Why do you want the latest version?

The newer versions of Skype will be the most "monetized" versions.
Microsoft overpaid on a grand scale for Skype.
 
Old 06-07-2015, 10:44 AM   #3
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Why do you want the latest version?

The newer versions of Skype will be the most "monetized" versions.
Microsoft overpaid on a grand scale for Skype.
Hence, the question: is it recommended?

The only reason I've asked is because my girlfriend noticed that the hugging teddybear wasn't moving. = / Yes, things like that matter to her...
 
Old 06-07-2015, 10:57 AM   #4
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Hi. I have a question regarding Skype in Ubuntu. Right now I have version 4.3.0.37.
Yes, that is the version I have. That is the latest version available for Linux. What hugging teddybear? My Skype boots directly into my contact list. I have it set to log me on automatically when I start it up. Version 4.3.0.37 does the job and I can't imagine why I would want a more "monetized" version.
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:02 AM   #5
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I'm talking about the emoticons like (hug), or the smileys.
 
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You mean on the chat window? I believe I have those.
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:13 AM   #7
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You mean on the chat window? I believe I have those.
jdk
Yes, we all have them, but they are not ANIMATED (!) like in the new versions. It may sound trivial, it's just something my girlfriend noticed.
 
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Yes, that is the version I have. That is the latest version available for Linux. My Skype boots directly into my contact list. I have it set to log me on automatically when I start it up.jdk
You mean that when you switch your computer on, it connects to the internet and
immediately sends a list of all contacts to Microsoft (and probably most government "agencies").
Microsoft will sell your list of presumably "high quality" contacts to the highest bidder.

The older versions of Skype hadn't yet been fully integrated into the monolith.
 
Old 06-08-2015, 01:10 AM   #9
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You mean that when you switch your computer on, it connects to the internet and
immediately sends a list of all contacts to Microsoft (and probably most government "agencies").
Microsoft will sell your list of presumably "high quality" contacts to the highest bidder.

The older versions of Skype hadn't yet been fully integrated into the monolith.
Nope, when I switch my computer on, skype is not running. I only run skype when I wish to make a call or am scheduled to receive one. I am sure that my skype contacts were sent to M$, GCHQ, MI5, etc. long ago.
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My thread has been taken over.
 
Old 06-08-2015, 02:57 AM   #11
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My thread has been taken over.
Apologies but I was under the impression that your query had been answered. Is that not the case?
jdk
 
Old 06-08-2015, 09:44 AM   #12
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the hugging teddybear wasn't moving.
for animated (hug)s and other emoticons, Skype (v 4.3.0.37) > options > IM > (see attachment)

There is no need to install another version, paid for or not.
Newbies should stick to repository software anyway. </opinion>

Last edited by Habitual; 06-26-2015 at 06:47 PM.
 
Old 06-08-2015, 11:47 AM   #13
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for animated (hug)s and other emoticons, Skype (v 4.3.0.37) > options > IM > (see attachment)

There is no need to install another version, paid for or not.
Newbies should stick to repository software anyway. </opinion>
This is what I've been looking for. Thank you. Solved.
 
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This is what I've been looking for. Thank you. Solved.
Glad it worked out! And quickly too
BTW: All the Skype settings are stored in your $HOME/.Skype directory. Back up often!
 
  


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