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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 9:01 am    Post subject: Skype alternative?? Reply with quote

With the announcement that Microparp have bought Skype I am looking for an alternative.

I have never really liked Skype (proprietary closed source, yeuch) but a number of friends using that other OS use it and it has been handy keeping in touch across continents but now I would like another cross-platform alternative, any ideas??
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try Ekiga for Linux and Windows.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You trust MS even less than the self-confessed pirates that created Skype?

If you stick to standard SIP, which is a proper, open standard, you can use just about any client you like, on just about any platform. There are plenty of providers of SIP services, I use sipgate.co.uk, free to any other SIP user and very reasonable for calls to POTS lines.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
You trust MS even less than the self-confessed pirates that created Skype?
Oh yes Cool

nelz wrote:
I use sipgate.co.uk, free to any other SIP user and very reasonable for calls to POTS lines
Thanks for that nelz just what I was looking for Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
You trust MS even less than the self-confessed pirates that created Skype?


At least they confessed to being pirates unlike MS Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 8:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Skype alternative?? Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
but now I would like another cross-platform alternative

Very wise. How long before "another" becomes "a"?
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't used it, but this client looks nice.
Supports "Voice and video call using SIP, XMPP and Google Talk." apparently.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooh i use / used that

works quite well for IM, not sure about sip. you can even use it to talk with facebook chat....
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