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Skype today launches versions of its software for Mac and Linux users. Skype claims more than 23 million users and 130,000 new users signing up every day. The Voice over Internet Protocol firm launched in August 2003.

Users download Skype software which enables them to make phone calls over the internet. Calls to other Skype users are free; and international calls to ordinary or mobile phones are charged at local rates. Skype also allows conference calls and file transfers.

The beta version of the Mac software has been on offer since August 2004.

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