Ok you Linux users out there, good news - Skype 1.4 for Linux has just been released!
Hardware requirements for Skype for Linux:
- 400 Mhz processor or faster.
- 256 MB RAM.
- 20 MB free disk space on your hard drive.
- Microphone and speakers or headset.
- Internet connection (broadband is best, GPRS is not supported for voice calls, and results may vary on a satellite connection).
Software requirements for Skype for Linux:
- Qt 4.2.1+
- D-Bus 1.0.0
- libsigc++ 2.0.2
- libasound2 1.0.12
What is Skype?
Skype is a free Voip (voice over internet protocol) solution, use requires the ability to record and playback audio. Basically free software that allows you to use your Internet connection to make free voice calls to anyone with it installed too.
You can download the very popular Windows version here.