Microsoft Loves Linux: Skype Released as Snap on Ubuntu, Linux Mint
Microsoft’s commitment to Linux grows every day, and after working with the open-source community to improve Skype, the company is now releasing the application as a snap.
With snap support, Skype can be easily installed on Linux Mint, Manjaro, Debian, Arch Linux, OpenSUSE, Solus, and Ubuntu, and furthermore, users can be provided with automatic updates whenever new versions are ready.
This helps Microsoft make sure that the latest improvements are always available for all Linux users, and judging from how fast the snaps ecosystem expanded since the launch in 2016, the software giant made the right call by embracing them with Skype.
Microsoft and Canonical, now BFFs
Microsoft has obviously used this occasion to praise Skype for Linux and snaps, saying in a press release published together with Canonical that the whole purpose of this decision was to make new features available to everyone as smoothly as possible.