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Skype 5.0 Gold (GA) For Mac - Two Perspectives

skypelogo-shadow.pngThis week Skype 5.0 for Mac OS X left the "Beta" label behind and was released as a production product. I naturally downloaded it onto the iMac where I'm running Skype 5.0... and found that while some changes were made (and some very good changes, I should add), it's still a very different user experience from Skype 2.8 and one I'm still not sure about.

I did my usual test call with Jim Courtney, took a good number of screenshots and will write up some thoughts after using it a bit more.

Meanwhile, Jim's out with his thoughts on the technical side:

Skype for Mac 5.0 Goes Gold: Incorporating Beta Feedback and More

While Phil Wolff over at Skype Journal took a different tack and wrote about the sentiment from Mac users about this new release:

Download: Skype for Mac 5.0 Gold

As Phil notes, the Skype community forums do have areas filled with disgruntled Mac users who are upset that Skype didn't go far enough in incorporating their feedback.

I still need to work with it a bit more before I jump to that level... but I am glad to see that Skype incorporated some of the feedback. More soon...

If you have tried out the "Gold" release of Skype 5.0 for the Mac, what do you think? What did you find that you liked?

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