Today, in our Linux Page (in Spanish), we posted some brief information about the new Linux beta version of Skype (18.104.22.168). The updated Skype distribution contains a new chat feature with an integrated SMS service. Also the audio and video codecs have been developed and a bluetooth option has been added. This beta release seems to be very stable and we hadn’t any problems during our tests. Skype released different versions related to main Linux distributions: Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSuse and a very useful tar.bz2 for all the other Linux versions. Recommended!
Today, in our Freeware Page, we posted some useful links to three different portable versions of Skype. In few lines we describe two classical (old but till succesfully used) versions with all the links to better understand how they work and where it is possible to download them.
Last but not least, we write about the new Portable Skype 3 which recently has released on the web and we put a link where it is possible to download this new fantastic freeware. This new version not only is the best I’ve never used but it is also the simpliest I’ve never installed on a USB. Skype Time!
This week some French sites announced the launch of a new Ipod concurrent: Wipzy. This new Mp3 reader has a preloaded Turbolinux OS and plays mp3, ogg, aac, divx and jpeg files. Wipzy, if connected with a computer, could be a bootable linux OS (Turbolinux) with Firefox, Thunderbird, Voip and Skype. The weigth is 60 grams and the player will have a 4 gb flash memory. At the moment the estimated price is USD 250.00 and, in February, it will tested in the Japanese market before being selled in Europe and USA. If these information are correct, perhaps, in the next years, ipod will have a more frightening competitor than Zune.