April 30th, 2006 by Keith

Skype for Windows

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Web Apps, Windows


With Skype reaching over 100 million users, and continue rising in the number of registered users, it has become part and parcel in the life of most VoIP (Voice over IP) users. Basically, Skype is a free telephony communication device over the Internet, allowing users to make free calls between computers, and also from computer to telephone at a much reduced rate.

The latest version of Skype for Windows has been released. While most of you must have already updated to this version, others have not.

Change Log over the previous version:

  • * change: updated German, Japanese, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese language files
  • * bugfix: API: crash when sending messages from application to application
  • * bugfix: improved detection in case webcam is used by another application
  • * bugfix: improved automatic time zone calculation
  • * bugfix: English Voicemail message played instead of Chinese

System Requirement:

  • * PC running Windows 2000 or XP. (The new video feature requires Windows XP.)
  • * Internet connection (broadband is best, GPRS is not supported for voice calls, and results may vary on a satellite connection).
  • * Speakers and microphone — built-in or separate.
  • * A webcam, if you want to make video calls.
  • * We also recommend that you have at least 400 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM and 15 MB free disk space on your hard drive.

Download the latest version of Skype for Windows, or upgrade directly from your Skype control panel.

Skype is also available on different platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

5 Responses to “Skype for Windows”

  1. Skype 2.5 Beta for Windows » SoftSift Says:

    [...] If you prefer the stable version, you may want to choose Skype 2.0 instead. [...]

  2. Skype for Mac » SoftSift Says:

    [...] Skype is a telephony software that supports free PC-to-PC calls and low cost PC-to-Phone calls. While Skype for Windows has already reached version 2.5, Skype for Mac has yet to reach the next major version 2. Well, this goes the same for Linux version as well. [...]

  3. edna heloisa Says:

    I want download of skype 2.0, I don’t want a 2.5 version. Please, send for me !!!

  4. edna heloisa Says:

    favor mandarem para mim o download do skype 2.0 sem atualizações

  5. edna heloisa Says:

    I want a old version of skype 2.0

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