Skype for Mac allows you to talk to friends, family and co-workers across the internet without long distance telephone charges. It works by using P2P technology for the data transmission, meaning there is no central server as a middle manager.
Skype for Mac 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.
Skype For Mac OS X
When it comes to talking, instant messaging or transferring files, Skype for Mac is secure. Skype automatically encrypts everything before sending it through the internet. Likewise, on arrival everything is decrypted on-the-spot and presented as crystal clear speak, text or a file transfer nobody can intercept.
Searching for those long-lost relatives or just somebody to have a quick chat with is also part of what Skype is all about. We have what we call a Global User Directory. It's a giant phonebook of all the people who use Skype. You can use it to search for people you'd like to talk to, people who have the same birthday or people who just happen to live in the same street as you.
When you find somebody you know or even someone you would like to know, you add them to your list of contacts. You can also write a little note to let them know who you are and why you want to add them to your list. Handy, if your separated-at-birth-twin finds you on Skype. When people are on your list, you can see if they are online, offline, busy... or perhaps out to lunch.
Did we mention that you can also send instant messages with Skype for Mac? Well, you can. That's nice for when you're talking about a website and you want to send that really long address or if you're writing a song maybe. Either way, you can send one of those little smiley faces along with your message. Smile to the world and the world smiles back.
• Mac computer with G4 800 Mhz processor or faster.
• Mac OS X v10.3.9 Panther or later.
• For higher-resolution video a faster processor (Core 2 Duo) and a broadband connection.
• 512 MB RAM.
• 40 MB free disk space on your hard drive.
• Microphone and speakers or headset.
• Download drivers for your webcam.
• Internet connection (broadband is best, results may vary on a satellite connection).
• Official release.
• Version 184.108.40.2067 File size 34 MB.
• Release date: February 13, 2008
• File name: Skype_220.127.116.117.dmg