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Experience Skype to the Max: The Essential Guide to the World’s Leading Internet Communications Platform by Jim Courtney

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Chapter    5

Using Skype on the Desktop

So far the discussion has covered how Skype can contribute to more effective business processes, how to set up an account, and how to build a Skype Contact directory. Now let’s turn to using Skype on its many supported PC, smartphone, and tablet platforms.

Skype is fundamentally a software application that supports various modes of conversation. Since its launch as a Windows application in late August 2003 versions have become available for Mac OS X and Linux PCs; new features ranging from calling landlines and mobile phones to video calling have been introduced over its first decade. This chapter covers using Skype on Windows PCs and Macs.

In April 2009 Skype introduced its first application for mobile ...

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