For those that don’t know what is Skype here is a little review on it.
Skype is a software that allows users to make telephone calls over the Internet. Calls to other users of the service and to free-of-charge numbers are free, while calls to other landlinesand mobile phones can be made for a fee. Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer and video conferencing.
The people behind Skype have provided packages for Linux distributions. The package that they include for Ubuntu is listed as “Ubuntu 7.04+”but do not worry yes the package should work properly on Ubuntu 8.04 or 8.10.
Skype contains this new features
- Added call cost per minute to 1:1 SkypeOut calls.
- Added UI detection of Slovak, Farsi (Persian) and Vietnamese language files.
- Added privacy option to disable the sending of the number of contacts you have to your contacts.
- Implement HashLinkURL to provide easy links to #12345 references in chats.
- Shadows on user avatars on contact card.
- Show an indicator when the user is on an embedded device such as a Skype phone.
In order to install Skype 2.0 on Ubuntu 8.10 simply download Skype package for Linux and click the “Ubuntu 7.04+ listing” simply save it and once the download is finished simply double-click the file and the installation will start.