Posted on 31-Aug-2004 20:16
Filed under: News
Skype Technologies S.A has launched the beta version of Skype for Mac OS X. The software can be downloaded for free and is available immediately. Skype for Mac OS X beta includes the new SkypeOut service, offering global calling to any traditional telephone number at local rates. The service allows Skype users to pre-pay and use their computer and Internet connection to call landlines and mobile phones anywhere in the world.
"We celebrated Skype's first anniversary on Sunday (August 29) with more than 9 million users from every country in the world," said Niklas Zennstrom, Skype CEO and co-founder. "Today we invite the millions of Mac users to connect with people with other operating systems and gain the benefits of 21st century voice communication."
As with all Skype software versions - Skype for Windows, Skype for Pocket PC and Skype for Linux - Skype for Mac OS X is free. Skype users control their online presence and contact lists, and have many options to customize their overall Skype experience.
Skype for Mac OS X beta Free Features:
Global Directory - User-built global Skype contacts directory with numerous search options and an easy add-a-contact tool
Tracking - Call and message tracking
Customization with My Picture image display
File transfer - Send and receive encrypted files via Skype to others, including all Skype for Mac, Windows and Linux users
Mobility - Log in to Skype account from Mac OS X, Windows or Linux-based PC or Pocket PC device anywhere in the world
Security - end-to-end encryption
Multiple Skype accounts on one computing device
Designed and built for Mac OS with a compatible and user-friendly interface
Instant messaging and more
The Skype for Mac OS X beta software client requires a Macintosh computer with Mac OS X v10.3 or newer, a G3, G4, or G5 processor, a minimum 400 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM, 20 MB free hard drive disk space, sound card, speakers, microphone and an Internet connection. Skype for Mac is a Cocoa application.