The wait for the Skype 5.0 is over now. Though the full version isn’t released, works are going on it and might be arriving soon. We are now able to download the Skype 5.0 beta version. But sadly, the new Skype version is available only for Windows users. Mac OS X and Linux users don’t have to be upset as they are also on there way and will be released soon.
Skype is totally free and you could access the group video calling feature using which you could group video call with four of your friends at the same time. You could video call, send messages and do Skype to Skype calls for free at any time, any place in the world.
- System requirements
- PC running Windows 2000, XP or Vista. (Windows 2000 users require DirectX 9.0 for video calls).
- Internet connection (broadband is best, GPRS is not supported for voice calls, and results may vary on a satellite connection).
- Speakers and microphone – built-in or separate.
- For voice and video calls we recommend a computer with at least a 1GHz processor, 256 MB RAM and of course a webcam.
- For High Definition (HD) video calls both you and the person you’re talking to need Skype 4.2 for Windows or higher, plus HD webcams. You’ll also need a high-speed broadband connection (we recommend sustained 1 Mbps symmetrical bandwidth or higher) and a PC with at least a 1.8 GHz processor.
But as this is the beta version of Skype 5.0, there might be bugs in it. So if you are ready to take that risk, you could download Skype 5.0 beta and run it on your Windows operating system. This version is released only for testing purpose and the full version will be available to download and that too for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X users soon. So subscribe to Computing Unleashed to get the latest updates of Skype 5.0 release.
Download Skype 5.0 Beta for Windows