'While Microsoft has long been viewed as an enemy of the Linux
community -- and it still is by some -- the company has actually
transformed into an open source champion. One of Microsoft's biggest
Linux contributions, however, is Skype -- the wildly popular
communication software. By offering that program to desktop Linux
users, Microsoft enables them to easily communicate with friends and
family that aren't on Linux, thanks to its cross-platform support.
Today, Microsoft further embraces Linux by releasing Skype as a Snap.
This comes after two other very popular apps became available in Snap
form -- Spotify and Slack.
"Skype is used by millions of users globally to make free video and
voice calls, send files, video and instant messages and to share both
special occasions and everyday moments with the people who matter
most. Skype has turned to snaps to ensure its users on Linux, are
automatically delivered to its latest versionupon release. And with
snaps' roll-back feature, whereby applications can revert back to the
previous working version in the event of a bug, Skype's developers can
ensure a seamless user experience," says Canonical.'
-- source: https://linux.slashdot.org/story/18/02/01/1644250
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