Skype 4.0 for Linux is now available as a free download.
We have a new Conversations View where users can easily track all of their chats in a unified window. Those users who prefer the old view can disable this in the Chat options;
We have a brand new Call View;
Call quality has never been better thanks to several investments we made in improving audio quality; and
We’ve worked on improving video call quality and have also extended support for more cameras.
Improved chat synchronization
New presence and emoticon icons
The ability to store and view phone numbers in a Skype contact’s profile
Much lower chance Skype for Linux will crash or freeze
Chat history loading is now much faster
Support for two new languages: Czech (flag:cz) and Norwegian (flag:no)