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Skype 5.3.9.1093

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Skype has released version 5.3.9.1093 of its popular video- and audio-telephony client for Mac OS X. As the very minor version number increase from 5.3.0.1074 suggests, this is purely a hotfix that addresses an occasional crash during video calls, as well as a problem with the Norwegian localization that can lead to the app freezing. If Skype’s built in auto-update feature doesn’t see the update, you can download from the company’s blog. (Free, 22.3 MB)

 

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Larry McJunkin  2011-09-05 10:45
6 AM EST and it has auto-updated just fine here.
It fixes " a problem with the Norwegian localization that can lead to the app freezing."?
This IS a Tidbits joke, isn't it? Cute!
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-09-08 18:09
No, but it was such an amusing thought that the Norwegian localization had problems that we couldn't resist calling it out.

I suspect it's pining for the fjords.
Flash Sheridan  2011-09-06 15:25
Is there any reason to upgrade from the 2.8.0.851, or is the older interface still better?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-09-06 18:24
If 2.8 is still working for you, no, not really. I suspect at some point it will stop being able to connect properly with newer versions.