Did you upgrade to Skype 5 recently? How do you feel? Angry? You aren’t alone. Even though Skype 5 added a lot of really great user requested features, they dropped the ball with one of the most important aspects of any software application: user interface (UI). Skype went from being a sleek streamlined communication tool that comfortably found a small piece of real estate on your computer desktop in version 4.0, to a massive screen hogging monster in version 5.
The uproar over Skype 5 is almost unprecedented. When was the last time you upgraded an application and hated the new version so much that you wanted to blog and tweet about it? Try doing a Google search (link) or Twitter search (link) for “Skype 5” or “Skype 5 sucks” and you’ll see there are a lot of really unhappy Skype users out there… especially on Mac.
We extensively searched Skype.com for any official reaction from the company addressing this user uproar, but failed to find anything. We did however find a page that touted some of Skype 5’s new features including “full screen interface.” That made us laugh.
Anyway, since everyone hates Skype 5 so much, we thought we’d show you how to download and install an old version of Skype. It’s easy. All it takes is 5 steps and a deep breath. Ready? Here’s a link to the tutorial.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.