Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Don't Install Skype 4.0 Yet

If you don't use Skype, you should. It is a fantastic communication device. But my experience with the newest release has not been good. I have a Pentium 4 with 2.8 Ghz processor and 1 gig of RAM. Skype 3.8 works great, but Skype 4.0 had huge delays between when I clicked "call" and when it actually started dialling. I actually sat here for a minute and 20 seconds one time. 3.8 is instantaneous.

I also am not sure I like the new layout of 4.0 -- it is substantially different from 3.8.

Currently you can still download 3.8 for a little longer from:


  1. Hey, everyone! Skype 4 works great for me.

  2. I have been trying to install 4.0 but it kept giving me this "fatal error during installation" I would rather switch to older version but I cannot find one.