New Official Skype Linux App Launched

Back in July the alpha version of a new Skype Linux app was announced with .deb and .rpm versions available for download. Of course, there are many options for Linux users who want to connect to Skype, most of which wrap around the official web client (https://web.skype.com). Here is a side-by-side screenshot of a Google Chrome app wrapper around Skype Web (left) and the new official Skype app (right):

Side-by-side screenshot of Chrome Skype Web app and new official Skype app

The new official app is built on top of Electron, which is a library that allows for building multi platform apps and runs off Chromium and Node.js.

Out of interest here is a screenshot of the running processes behind the new app:
Skype Linux App Process Monitor

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