It appears that Microsoft is not going to try and squeeze Linux out of Skype (yet)! Skype For Linux Loses Beta Tag, Hits 4.0 This new version of Skype needs to be downloaded from the Skype Download page. The text may say ver. 2.2, but the download should still be ver. 4.0. Pretty much if you've used Skype on Windows or OS X, the changes here only help to bring the Linux client closer to the same (even though Windows and OS X are up to around 5.8). Until a good widely accepted alternative comes around that is cross-platform, Skype is still the biggest game in town (and probably will be for a while).