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Publisher: Skype
Size: 40.9 MB
Operating System: Windows
License: Freeware
Updated: Jul 31, 2015

Skype Description

Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice calls over the Internet. Calls to other users of the service and, in some countries, to free-of-charge numbers, are free, while calls to other landlines and mobile phones can be made for a fee. Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer and video conferencing.

Skype uses a proprietary Internet telephony (VoIP) network, called the Skype protocol. The protocol has not been made publicly available by Skype and official applications using the protocol are closed-source. Part of the Skype technology relies on the Global Index P2P protocol, belonging to the Joltid corporation. The main difference between Skype and standard VoIP clients is that Skype operates on a peer-to-peer model (originally based on the Kazaa software), rather than the more usual client-server model.

The Skype user directory is entirely decentralized and distributed among the nodes of the network, allowing the network to scale very easily to large sizes (currently about 240 million users) without a complex centralized infrastructure costly to the Skype Group. The disadvantage of this approach is that Skype offers no interoperability with SIP-based VoIP networks.

Versions exist for Linux, Linux-based Maemo, Mac OS X (Intel and PPC), iPhone OS (iPhone and iPod Touch), Microsoft Windows (2000, XP, Vista, Windows Mobile), and even Sony's PSP
Skype Security Information
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Downloads2k tested Skype using 3 different antivirus engines and found it 100% Clean, making it safe to install on any computer. Please be aware that this product will be rescanned with every version update and this certification can be removed if found infected.
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