Yes, but it will pull a lot of -32bit packages (libqt4 etc.)
Originally Posted by Jedibeeftrix
MS code in kernel is useful only to people that use Microstof virtualisation or run Windows virtualised. Valve contributions to Linux kernel are more significant to Joe Random User.
Originally Posted by deanjo
Skype is basically their only (if not first...) native application visible to average Linux user. Even the advertised as highly portable* Silverlight isn't... (Moonshine^W Moonlight does not support DRM)
* - That does not run at all on Windows XP 64bit, Windows Server 2003 and probably few others...
I am sure you are about to provide us links to the tons of significant commits made by Valve ... oh wait there are none. *facepalm*
Originally Posted by tomato
Originally Posted by balta
hopefully we'll have a 64 bit version in time for opensuse 12.3 in march.
If it brings money (and skype does), why not?
Originally Posted by aironeous
Speaking of WLM integration, I just read why they are doing it:
Welp. If they are going to close WLM next year, then the MSN protocol will probably cease to function. And while the idea of merging the contacts of both Skype and WLM into one program is certainly good, I'd much rather the program was Pidgin and not Skype. As it is, I'll have to use MSN -> Skype -> Pidgin instead of MSN -> Pidgin now.
But at least this issue can wait until around openSUSE 12.3 gets released or so.
Actually, you probably will not. Pidgin does not support Skype, and does not plan to due to legal issues:
Originally Posted by GreatEmerald
It would seem that they forgot to fire the kid building Linux packages. This sometimes happens with lethargic bloated dying organizations like MS. It is going to be quite a while longer before they admit to having LOST to Linux.
Its kind of funny, since they're being FLATTENED by Linux. Linux (in the form of Android) has exceeded a 75% global market share in the smartphone arena. Smartphones, of course, outsell desktop/laptop computers by a pretty substantial margin. 3:1? 4:1?
Except I'm using it right now as we speak. What they are saying is that they can't support it as a standalone protocol. But it's already supported via an integration package, through both X11 and DBus protocols, when the Skype client is running in the background ("silent mode"). It's less than ideal, and for some people most likely pointless, but personally I'd rather use a single interface than two separate ones.
Originally Posted by bakgwailo