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Skype 2.1 Beta 2 for Linux adds screen sharing

Skype 2.1 beta 2 for Linux
Communication software Skype is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. As you probably know, Skype lets you send instant messages or make voice or video calls over the internet. What you may not know unless you're a Mac or Linux user is that the Windows client tends to get all the cool new features first. But eventually they tend to make their way into the clients for other platforms.

This week Skype introduced Skype 2.1 beta 2 for Linux. The most noticeable change is that the Linux client now supports screen sharing, a feature that's been available in the Windows version of Skype since the middle of last year.

Skype 2.1 beta 2 for Linux also supports quoting messages in chat, has a new "report abuse" option, and adds support for localized time formats and UI styles.

You can read about all the changes since the last beta in the release notes.

[via Lifehacker]

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