Skype for linux

Daniel Sobey dns at
Wed Nov 29 18:04:03 CST 2017

Skype for business used to be called lync and is different from the end
user skype.
It's a reasonable chat client and does a good job for video conferencing
and meetings.

Have you tried getting the package from
and seeing if that works?

On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 4:55 PM, Cameron Milton <cameron.milton at>

> What Microsoft says washes pretty well, since they are turning Skype for
> business into "Microsoft Teams", i.e. their version of discord.
> On 29 November 2017 at 17:15, Jaroslav <jardakau at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> i wonder if somebody may want to comment on this.
>> After years of service, my skype_4.3.0.37 stopped working few days
>> ago. During login, the sign in window just disappeared without trace.
>> I tried strace but could not find much useful info in the huge
>> output file.
>> So I installed the skypeforlinux ( which has the same layout
>> as skype on MS Windows but even a bit less functional. I don't like it
>> at all.
>> The old skype_4.3.0.37 had a distributed and compact layout (GUI). One
>> narrow window with basic controls and the contacts list, separate chat
>> window, on demand, as well as third window acive only during the calls.
>> I am told that MS changed the communication protocol so that the older
>> version simply can not work. That may be true. If anybody knows better,
>> ie, how to run the older, less MS-wise version, please let me know,
>> thank you!
>> Jerry Kautsky
>> PS regarding the " Laptop Recommendations" discussion, may I add my
>> experience. I got my last hardware - Toshiba z935 st4no2 - about
>> 4 years ago. It had a 128Gb SSD with Windows 8 which, with help from
>> LinuxSA person, was taken out, replace with a bare 256Gb SSD on which
>> MINT/Ubuntu/Debian was installed, so I am a MS-free zone. I can't say
>> it runs "everything" but it is very stable. It collapses only if I
>> forget to connect the charger (it should always go to hibernate in that
>> situation but mostly t does not. Otherwise it runs for months without
>> reboot, with 6 virtual screens with many opened applications,
>> Sometimes I run number-crunching jobs (Matlab) for several days, possibly
>> interrupted be sleep/resume without problems.
>> One unpleasant thing is "Web Content/kworkers" clogging the system,
>> restarting firefox fixes that.
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