Skype released and available for download

Skype is software that enables the world's conversations. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other people on Skype. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you - on your mobile, computer or a TV with Skype on it. If you pay a little, you can do more – like call phones, access WiFi, send SMS and make group video calls. You can pay as you go or buy a subscription, whatever works for you. And in the world of business, this means you can bring your entire ecosystem of workers, partners and customers together to get things done. Try Skype today and start adding your friends, family and colleagues. They won’t be hard to find; hundreds of millions of people are already using Skype to do all sorts of things together. Skype is free to download and easy to use.

Download: Skype | 21.5 MB (Freeware, MSI Offline installer)
Download: Skype WLM | 29.3 MB (Freeware, EXE Offline installer)
Download: Portable Skype | 793 KB
View: Skype Features | Release Notes (Not yet available)

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What a werid **** is this? I installed it using their online installer and I am at Is it latest?
Many many version. confused.

But since you can do that with the "plain" Skype download, what is the point of the "Skype WLM" download? That is where I'm getting lost.

So... Normal Skype is capable to connect to MSN network, but Skype WLM contains all features from latest Windows Live Messenger, or it's just a branding or what?

My version which I've had for awhile now, is
The 2 links at the top are different, and someone else here has a different number also.
Mine says I have the latest version when checking for updates.
Something seems screwy here.

I downloaded from the link at top, and it totally screwed me! Spent a very long time trying to get my Facebook contacts back, and had no luck.
Reinstalled the previous version released and everything is fine now.

I have, not really sure if the one promoted in this page is supposed to be an upgrade over it.

I was using version where they had done a little bit of UI polishing and after updating to this version, everything became the same as before, WTF?