As you most probably know Skype is a VoIP (voice over IP) application that allows you to talk to other Skype users on the internet, place calls to phones (at cheap rates), and send text (SMS) messages to mobile phones (actually this is a great feature as it means I can type my text messages on a full-sized keyboard…)
Now, the new install of Skype on the MacBook Pro (MacBook at Amazon) went smoothly, and I used the latest build from the Skype website (Download Skype). Skype worked a treat, no problems. However, over the last couple of weeks I read a number of reports online of how Skype wasn’t playing well with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) (Amazon Link), and today I saw that there was a new version of Skype available that was ‘Leopard Friendly’…. unfortunately I didn’t read the small print in the article!
Using the ‘software check’ in Skype I downloaded the latest version, installed it, and guess what? It didn’t work! I then went back to the website and discovered they were talking about a ‘beta’ version that was ‘Leopard Friendly’, so I am now running the beta version and it seems pretty good to me…
So, watch out what you install and always read the small print!