Skype 2.0.0-beta is excellent

I just downloaded and tried Skype 2.0.0-beta with video-camera support. This new Skype version is really-really nice. The UI makes much more sense now and the video-cam and audio support is more than excellent. Good job Skype!

The only negative thing is that now that it’s becoming truly dominant (4+ million users connected at any given time), it’s the only protocol not based on SIP. All other major VoIP players are using SIP or modified SIP implementations, making Skype difficult to play well with the others in the future or to create an alternative UI for it. It’s totally proprietary, moreso than the rest.

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