― Windows and Mac versions of Skype get updates every couple of months, but it's taken a staggering three years for the latest Linux version to drop its beta tag and get an official release. Skype for Linux launched in the middle of June and jumped straight from version 2.2 to 4.0. ∙ We tested both versions and noticed that the video and audio quality is much better in 4.0. There's also less buffering, and it drops calls and goes silent far less often than version 2.2. Also, it [...].