[ubuntu-uk] skype advise please

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Wed Jan 14 11:08:58 GMT 2009

Graham Binns wrote:
> 2009/1/14 alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com>:
>> Can anyone say what the difference is, in terms of what is in Windows,
>> between a paid skype and a free skype? In particular how to migrate
>> across?
> There's no difference. He doesn't need to migrate, just log in on
> Linux; everything useful is held online by Skype.
>> Am I correct in thinking that the financial total - credit or whatever
>> - is probably held online by Skype? I can guess that on the Windows PC
>> there will be such things as contacts, but I do not know enough about
>> skype to know if contacts is also held online.
> Right. There shouldn't be anything to migrate. For example, I use
> Skype from my mobile. Just by logging in I have access to all my Skype
> contacts and can make SkypeOut calls to the people in my phone's
> address book. Skype's servers hold all the juicy stuff.

Thanks, very useful!

It does bring to mind the warnings that Eben Moglen has in lectures 
such as

Conferència inaugural del IV Congrés Internet, dret i política per 
part del Sr. Eben Moglen, professor de Dret i Història del dret a la 
Facultat de Dret de la Universitat de Colúmbia i president del 
Software Freedom Law Center (Nova York) del dia 2 de juny de 2008
In english:
alan cocks
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