AA. Cost: Free (But, there is a paid version as well)
1. Ease Of Use – Extremely easy to use once setup has been completed (AKA registration, mic, headset, webcam setup has been set and adjusted.)
1A. Interface – Very simple, clean and straight forward
2. Quality Of Program – Skype has improved by leaps and bounds. Audio quality has improved, web cam filters have been added and screen share has been massively improved.
3. Speed of Sign-in – Very very quick. But again only after you have completed Skype setup.
4. Can you run other programs while running Skype ? Yes
5. Can you leave Skype running and it will run without issue ? Yes
6. Is there adware or spyware bundled with it ? Nope, but there are some ads now that pop-up. I don’t really have any big issues with it. But it can be bothersome to some user. Who are not use to thous types of ads.
7. Is Skype Stable ? Yes, there is no question Skype is a very stable program. But it does depend a lot on the stability and quality of your Internet connection.
I give Skype an overall score of 4.5 out of 5 – I truly believe once you go Skype you don’t go back. Skype is truly better then it’s competition. It will kill MSN, ICQ , Yahoo and even programs such as team speak.
On A Side Note: In some cases there is still a need for programs such as team speak when you are dealing with MMO’s. But since I don’t and I also don’t par-take in Facebook. I don’t feel I need anything other then Skype. (And in some very rare cases Windows Live Messenger. When my friends don’t have Skype.)
If you wish to download Skype please use the following link: http://www.skype.com/download/skype/windows/
Till The Next Review,