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skype for linux doesn't have this option (to share screen) See More
Skype has significant problems with multiple users and video quality. Skype recommends that a max of 5 users group chat as video quality is severely affected. Even webcams tested with other chat services showed lower quality when used with Skype. See More
Messages are sent and received only when both ends are online, if neither end is using a cloud-enabled device. In this case, if you are online 9-17 and your recipient is online 18-3, messages will never be delivered. See More
Microsoft Remote Desktop is developed for mostly enterprise users for remote control, not to share the screen with a friend. It lacks firewall support, and is much more complicated to setup properly than some other apps, designed for fast and easy sharing. See More
There's a host of downloads involved. It shouldn't be so complex to decide what software to download because of their respective services or featuresets. It should just be one client and one server with options to turn on or off different feature sets. See More
Too many variations of clients and servers (apps) and paid subscriptions to choose from for different scenarios
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