[ubuntu-uk] Headsets & VOIP

Michael G Fletcher michael at ilovemylinux.com
Wed Mar 4 11:58:35 GMT 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 12:55 AM, Jai Harrison <jai at jaiharrison.com> wrote:
> Hey,
> I'm interested in talking with a friend who uses Windows over the
> internet. I'm going to have to buy a headset and use a service that's
> available on Windows and GNU/Linux (I'm thinking Skype). I also need a
> headset that works with GNU/Linux fine so that I can talk to and hear
> the person on the other end. They live in Sweden so talking to them
> over the internet seems like the cheapest option (as the only cost is
> me buying the headset).
> Can anyone point me in the direction of a headset they've used with
> Ubuntu and provide me with any tips setting something like this up?
> Thanks,
> Jai

Hey Jai

If you are also thinking about video calling with skype, then this is
my recommendation, a Logitech E3500 [1].  It is usb and has a built in
microphone, plugged it in and it "just worked" in 8.10 :-)


[1] http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/webcam_communications/webcams/devices/4267&cl=gb,en

Michael Fletcher

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