Skype 2.0 Beta for Mac
by Bruce Stewart
Finally there's an official beta version of Skype's 2.0 client software that includes video calling available for Mac users. (There was a "preview" version before and some unauthorized beta versions made their way out into the wild). I've just given it a quick spin, and while the interface is clear and friendly and the standard Skype functionality all works as expected, I wasn't very impressed with the video quality I experienced. It definitely wasn't as crisp or clear as video calls I've made recently using SightSpeed 5.0 on this same platform and connection. There's been other rumblings recently about Skype service quality issues, I hope this isn't a sign of things to come for many people's favorite VoIP service.