If you've recently moved to a new computer or a new version of Skype and are having trouble getting Skype to update your contacts, you can restore your contacts manually from a backup file, if one exists.
To do this, launch Skype and log in to the account for which you want to restore contacts.
To upgrade, visit the Skype Download page, download the most recent version to your computer, and follow the automated prompts to upgrade (link in Resources).
If you've upgraded Skype and your contacts still won't update, you can try re-synchronizing them manually.
If, after logging in to Skype using your Microsoft username, you're still having trouble getting your contacts to update, the first and simplest solution is to upgrade Skype to the most recent version available for your operating system.
If there is a bug in your current version preventing contacts from updating, for example, chances are Skype has addressed this problem in a subsequent version of the application.
Microsoft has announced today the 5.0 version of Microsoft Messenger for Mac.
Messenger for Mac 5.0 introduces tabbed viewing, a new approach for Mac customers who use instant messaging for work and for play.
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There are binaries for various distributions as well as a source package for advanced users. KMess is an alternative Live Messenger chat client for Linux.