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- 1 New Linux version
- 2 File Sizes for Skype
- 3 Version history
- 4 Educational Uses
- 5 Services?
- 6 Latest release's version number (Windows)
- 7 Pronounciation of "Skype"
- 8 Spread of misinformation about Skype?
- 9 Microsoft is American, not British
- 10 Opus codec
- 11 New Linux Version "Skype 4.3 for Linux"
- 12 Skype peer-to-peer
New Linux version
Skype for Linux 220.127.116.11-1 was released yesterday. A source that could be used is http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTIyODg, but if you can find a better one, put that one. I'm not good with editing in Wikipedia, which is why I put this on the talk page. Alexander Pavel (talk) 20:30, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
File Sizes for Skype
I have found the file sizes for the latest Skype version for the following systems: Mac OS X: 33 MB (Version: 18.104.22.16846) 
Android: 10.02 MB (Version: 22.214.171.1245) 
iOS: 19 MB (Version: 4.1.1) 
Microsoft Windows: 1.2 MB (Version: 126.96.36.199) 
- Latest Mac OS X version of Skype
- Latest Android version of Skype
- Latest iOS version of Skype
- Latest Microsoft Windows version of Skype
Why in the world is there an extremely verbose version history in this article. Over half the article is release notes. This is insane.
- Done -- 03:25, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Although I've read the linked pages about what Wikipedia is and is not I wonder if the change logs for each platform version would be better held as articles in their own right - ideally with a summary at the start and the details available as expandable sections as they are now. Whatever the case - and on the assumption the sections will be somewhere - the (colour-coded) information about supported/unsupported/future releases seems of little value and ought to be removed. (I expect only the current version to be supported.) On a related tack - as the banner suggests - the OS X version information is out of date and whilst I could update it I wonder if it's worth doing - i.e. if it's all going to be removed. Harry The Bustard (talk) 11:57, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
I am editing this page as part of a college team project. We came up with some information to add to the Educational Uses section since it seemed a little sparse. Here's the information we wanted to add:
Teachers are using Skype beyond its potential frivolous use and ensuring that its use fulfills educational goals. The videoconferencing aspect of the software is valuable in that it provides a way to connect students who speak different languages, hold virtual field trips, and reach out to experts in varying fields of study. These experiences allow students a chance to apply what they are learning in the classroom to real-life experiences and it also achieves further learning opportunities.
Here are sources for this first section:
Quillen, I. (2011, February 4). Educators Move Beyond the Hype Over Skype. Education Week: Digital Directions. Retrieved November 5, 2012, from http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2011/02/09/02skype.h04.html
Video Conferencing With Skype. (2012). EdTechTeacher: 21st Century Learning. Retrieved November 5, 2012, from http://edtechteacher.org/index.php/teaching-technology/discussion-ollaboration/25-video-conferencing.
Skype in the classroom is another is a free tool that Skype has set up on their website. It provides teachers with a way to make their classrooms more interactive and interesting. Skype in the classroom is a service that teachers can sign up for that will allow students to meet other students, talk to experts, and share ideas. Teachers can collaborate with other teachers around the world and design different learning experiences for their students. There are various Skype lessons in which students can participate. Teachers can also use Skype’s’ search tool and find experts in the field of their choice.
Here is the source for this second section:
Connect your classroom to the world. (2012). Skype in the classroom. Retrieved on November 5, 2012, from https://education.skype.com/
--KMobley2013 (talk) 19:44, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
Passwordisraptor (talk) 22:42, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
- Hi KMobley, you are welcome to expand this article. However, consider the following:
- The phrase "beyond its potential frivolous use" is from a subjective point of view. Make sure you write in a neutral style > WP:POV.
- I like th exisiting paragraph on educational use, because it is very easy to understand. (e.g.: "Students in different parts of the world are paired off, each is a native speaker of the language that the other wishes to learn. In conversations over Skype they alternate between the two languages"). Your rephrasing might make the paired learning aspect harder to understand.
- The second paragraph is written like an advertisement. Make sure you avoid ad-style writing > WP:ADS
- --Jesus Presley (talk) 21:33, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
This article says nothing about exactly what services are available through Skype. For example, Skype offers VOIP type services, but does not make clear exactly what services are available and the cost. This article should contain a general description containing that information. ---Dagme (talk) 22:13, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
Latest release's version number (Windows)
Article tells, that the latest windows version are: 188.8.131.52 (Desktop app)
My Skype tells me it's version 184.108.40.206...
Sure, because you had unfinished developer version. It is sometimes made by a mistake of the developers. The finished public version has the third number always 0 (zero)...
Pronounciation of "Skype"
The pronounciation of "Skype" is debatable. I think in most countries around the world the word "Skype" is pronounced as /ˈskaɪp/. But in some countries I could hear the pronounciation /ˈskaɪpi/. I think we should ask the developers, because it is the best way to get the right pronounciation as the authors want and write it here. I am going to ask them and write here the result...
- I hear the same in Brazil, where the word "net" is pronunced as if it had a final e which is pronounced the same as in English, "nete".
Brazilians do the same for almost every word, examples: "web" becomes "webe", "red" (the Spanish word for "net" or "network") becomes "rede"... well, those are the two primary examples I could think of. --Marce 08:10, 15 March 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fandelasketchup (talk • contribs)
Spread of misinformation about Skype?
So anyone else got some 'misinformation' about Skype being hacked? From what I get I don't believe there's a credible source that shows any evidence of any sort that users accounts of Skype were compromised. If nobody got anything to add I think we'll just forget about this topic. Panic is widespread on the world but I don't think it has a place on Wikipedia. Logictheo (talk) 14:59, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Microsoft is American, not British
I had to change date format from day/month/year to month/day/year and also take out the "u" from "favour" because Microsoft is American, not British. --Marce 08:03, 15 March 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fandelasketchup (talk • contribs)
- Skype is Northern European (creators were from several Baltic states), not American, and is based in Luxembourg, Western Europe. I just happens to have been bought by an American company. Day/date and spelling variances should reflect the original usage in the article, not the subject's current ownership's headquarter's location. They should also be consistent throughout the article. Fan | talk | 00:16, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
According to this news in Skype blogs: http://blogs.skype.com/2012/09/12/skype-and-a-new-audio-codec/ they have released an open source codec called Opus. I'm not sure if Skype software is already using it, but I think it is worth mentioning in the article, that's why I added a few lines to the Audio Codecs subsection. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nicanor5 (talk • contribs) 16:37, 3 May 2014 (UTC)
New Linux Version "Skype 4.3 for Linux"
- 3 days ago "Skype 4.3 for Linux" got posted on the Skype blog. Logictheo (talk) 10:28, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
It may be worth adding a note saying that all Skype super nodes are now hosted within Microsoft's cloud (so that part of the infastructure is centralized) - http://markmail.org/thread/exc3srjkx3uu66bz .