Software Update: Skype for Windows

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Skype allows you to call other users via Voice-over-IP, as it were. No subscription is required for this, just bandwidth to send the voice data back and forth. It is also possible to take out a subscription that allows calls to fixed and mobile telephone numbers in your own country and to numbers abroad. A new Windows version of Skype has been released today in the form of This version can be downloaded as an installation package by here button and comes with the following changes from the previous release:


  • feature: Webstatus
  • bug fix: Dialog windows now use background colors from Windows Scheme
  • bug fix: Accessibility: Contact mood text not in MSAA
  • bugfix: Cannot add a PSTN contact from History
  • bug fix: Missing group name when hiding group
  • bugfix: Contact list: sort order does not follow local collation order


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Operating systems Windows 2000, Windows XP
Website Skype
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License type Freeware
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