This is your home base; see any missed calls, missed chats etc. You’ll get a quick overview of how many friends you have online and you can see the status of services your subscribe to.
Making a call
To call someone on Skype, just find that person in your Contact list, and click the big, green button.
Calls to other people on Skype are crystal-clear — some people says it feels like the person is right next to you! When you don’t feel like talking any more, just click the red button to hang up.
Talking on Skype is more than just 1-on-1. You can make conference calls with up to four other people, and you can all talk to each other at the same time.
Call regular phones
With Skype, you can call other people even if they don’t have a computer. It’s called SkypeOut, and lets you call any phone number in the world
Need to send an important document to your colleague? Downloaded a cool picture from the web that you want your friends to see? Just send it over with Skype file transfer. It’s secure and encrypted like the rest of Skype, and handles files of any size.
You can type in addition to talking and you can invite up to 48 other friends to join in and make it a group chat. Chat is great for sharing gossip or organizing your next party!
Smile, wave or say hello to anyone, anywhere in the world with free one-to-one video conversations.
The latest Skype version is 22.214.171.124
Skype is the next phenomenon from the people who brought you KaZaA. Just like KaZaA, Skype uses P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to connect you to other users – not to share files this time, but to talk and chat with your friends. The technology is extremely advanced – but super simple to use… You’ll be making free phone calls to your friends in no time!
In order to use Skype for Windows software, your computer must meet the following minimum system requirements:
- PC running Windows 2000 or XP
- 400 MHz processor
- 128 MB RAM
- 15 MB free disk space on your hard drive
- Sound Card, speakers and microphone
- Internet Connection (either dial-up: minimum 33.6 Kbps modem, or any broadband: cable, DSL, etc.)