Now that Skype got discontinued for Linux and only the 5 beta version is avalable, Linux users have a problem, which is how to communicate with Mac and Windows users. There have been lately a lot of questions regarding the installation of Skype and alternatives for Skype but I think the real problem comes when you
- Absolutely need to use Skype because everyone else you work with uses Skype
- Need video for the conference calls with those people
- Need to share your screen while on the conference call
As far as I know, you can't do numbers
3 if you have to follow
1. That is, there is no way you can natively use Skype to participate on conference calls held from Windows/Mac computers since Skypeforlinux lacks support for conference calls and outgoing screen sharing. (There are even problems for regular video calls!)
My question is, if you absolutely have to use Skype on Linux, is there any way around this?
The only answer I could come up with was Skype+wine, but it doesn't appear to work. I have spent several hours lately trying to install Skype 7 using wine but the installation fails with "connection problems". Installing Skype 6 also doesn't work because the link seems to be broken.
Is there any way around this that I'm missing?
As of today version 5.4 Beta is releases which apparently fixes the conference call issue. Although the screen sharing is still not possible.
Seems like skype preview now has all functionalities, making my question obsolete.