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Re: Skype Comes to Linux in a Snap
Posted by: Jack M. Germain 2018-02-02 14:53:17
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Canonical has announced the availability of Skype as a Snap file, the universal Linux app packaging format. The release means that Skype can deliver its communication service to a wider range of Linux users, not just those who run Canonical's Ubuntu Linux distribution. Skype, a Microsoft product, is an application that lets users make video and voice calls, and send files, video and instant messages. Skype-to-Skype calls are free anywhere in the world. Premium features like voicemail, or calls to landlines and cellphones carry a cost.


Re: Skype Comes to Linux in a Snap
Posted by: cheasully 2018-02-05 17:11:08 In reply to: Jack M. Germain
In the article it states that, 'There is the added benefit of security. The installations are more secure. They are sandboxed using container protocols,...' I just tried installing Skype on Solus linux via snaps, and got this message, "sudo snap install skype
error: This revision of snap "skype" was published using classic confinement and thus may perform arbitrary system changes outside of the security sandbox that snaps are usually confined to, which may put your system at risk. If you understand and want to proceed repeat the command including --classic." Cheers.
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