PowerPC :: What Skype Use On Ibook G3 With Tiger?

Oct 23, 2009

Just decided to use an old ibook g3 I had sitting around for travel purposes. Installed Tiger and upgraded to 10.4.11. Downloaded Skype 2.8 (was the only one available) when you try to open skype, crashes. Anyone know what to do?

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