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    Chris Maaskant NNTP User

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    platinum wrote:

    >> I'm not understanding why everyone assumes

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    > if you had said what you were looking for, and why, you could have cut
    > off all this unnecessary guessing..


    Maybe it's me but i found his question pretty clear.
    He even says in a later post that he doesn't dispute the fact that skype
    runs well on linux and he is still getting a reply asking about his problems
    with skype :s

    Why people start quessing when something is not clear weird also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Maaskant View Post
    platinum wrote:

    >> I'm not understanding why everyone assumes

    >
    > if you had said what you were looking for, and why, you could have cut
    > off all this unnecessary guessing..


    Maybe it's me but i found his question pretty clear.
    He even says in a later post that he doesn't dispute the fact that skype
    runs well on linux and he is still getting a reply asking about his problems
    with skype :s

    Why people start quessing when something is not clear weird also.
    If something is not clear, ask for clarification, or if someone thinks he or
    she shouldn't have to, then don't reply at all.

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    platinum NNTP User

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    > Maybe it's me but i found his question pretty clear.

    i don't see where you answered him, clearly.

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    Installed latest skype but when I test the video, it crashes.

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    Chris Maaskant NNTP User

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    platinum wrote:

    >> Maybe it's me but i found his question pretty clear.

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    > i don't see where you answered him, clearly.
    >

    That's because i didn't.
    And your point is?

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    Default Re: Alternative to skype?

    If you want voice chat you are mostly stuck with VOIP client such as ekiga and tinkle.
    I do not know of any video chat clients other then doing video chat over MSN using AMSN.

    But if Skype works, why not use it? I also consider this to be a bit of a vague question.
    I'll be looking into getting 2.1 when I'm home. Still using 2.0 :-)

    Should this thread be moved to Looking for something else?
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    Default Re: Alternative to skype?

    Read the thread all through. The OP's question is clear and the answer could simply be that there is no all-in-one alternative for linux (nor for Windows of Mac AFAIK).

    But there's a bit more: these days Skype is still owned by eBay, but it's on the market, and it's closed source. This means that it may be free as in 'free beers' but not free as in 'free speech'. In the past the people looking for free altertives, free as in both beer and speech, have brought us the OS we're discussing here. And that's just one thing. Freedom of choice is another.

    There used to be a project called IHU ( I hear U). It used IP to IP connection, great sound quality. Haven't heard from it for a while.
    I run Skype 64bit, everything works as it should.
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    platinum NNTP User

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    > And your point is?

    it is easy to claim the question was clear when no one can point to
    your answer and say, Yep he understood the question! or not.

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    Default Re: Alternative to skype?

    This isn't a replacement for Skype, but if anyone just wants voice and/or video chat, there's a Google facility. I haven't tried it yet, but I will soon.

    Disclaimer: I haven't answered the original question because I can't. I haven't criticised the questioner because I thought the question was clear enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weyland-Yutani View Post
    This isn't a replacement for Skype, but if anyone just wants voice and/or video chat, there's a Google facility. I haven't tried it yet, but I will soon.

    Disclaimer: I haven't answered the original question because I can't. I haven't criticised the questioner because I thought the question was clear enough.
    The problem is: you won't be able to try it in linux! This really annoys me about Google since their infrastructure is linux. It's like having a relative that you deny knowing. Very uncool.

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