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Skype 4.0 introduced a completely overhauled UI.  Now by default all Skype conversations take place in the central window.  Turning Skype from an small accessory to an app that requires nearly full screen.

Version File size 22 MB. Official release. Release date: February 3, 2009. File name: SkypeSetup.exe

Application Details:

Version: 4.0.X
License: Free to use
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.21

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Installs using link with the command "wine start [msi file]" on a fresh wine install.

Runs.  You can log on.  Lots of error windows afterward.  Then crashes when contacts are loaded.

What does not

Using Skype after logging on.


What was not tested

Using Skype, like making and receiving calls and IMs.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Compared to the other testers, I got a lot farther and had better luck with the MSI. I am pretty sure Skype tries to download the MSI version when the default Skype installer fails, but the URL is not loaded correctly.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 11 20091.1.21Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 04 20091.1.18No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.0Nov 30 -00011.1.0Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Native version available
There is a native Linux version of Skype available at the official Skype website.

Also you can use Skype for a web browser.
There is a bug in the installer, so you will have to download the .msi directly from here, and then run wine msiexec /i SkypeSetup_4.0.0.226.msi