May 11th, 2006 by Keith

Skype for Mac

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

Skype for Mac

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.

Just released today, the developer team has claimed that Skype for Mac OSX is going to be the first Universal build of Skype. In another word, the Universal build refers to the capability of Skype application to run natively on both Intel-based and PowerPC-based Mac computers, thereby boosting the performance of Skype running on Intel Macintosh machines.

This release includes support for web presence which allows user to indicate its online status on the web or within an email signature. User can activate web presence functionality by configuring the option within the Privacy tab under Preferences.

Furthermore, Traditional Chinese is also supported in this version. More other languages will be supported in the upcoming releases. The change logs over the previous version is shown below.

Change Log over previous version:

  • * known issue: Users who created their account on Intel-based computers will not be able to revert to earlier versions of Skype, after they have installed Skype
  • * new feature: Universal binary: Skype is now made to run natively on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Mac computers
  • * new feature: Web presence: Show your Skype status on the web and in your email signature
  • * new language: Traditional Chinese

System Requirement:

  • * Mac computer with Mac OS X, version 10.3.7 or later

Download the latest release of Skype for Mac OS X now.

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