Skype rocks! It really does. And regardless of it not being “open source” and a “community solution” and what not, it works – most of the time. At the same time, Skype sucks big hairy penguins; under Linux that is. The Linux version of Skype feels like the early Windows 3.x programs in comparison to its Windows counterpart.
One would assume these guys, who have done most things right, would have a semi-common code base or something along those lines. But if that was the case, surely the releases for the various platforms would more closely match each other than is currently the case?