skype alternative

Ralph deGennaro rmdegennaro at
Tue Feb 3 18:18:11 GMT 2009

Hey Dan,

My schedule is pretty tight, but I just created an account.  Through out a
few days/times and we might be able to connect.

Oh crud, I don't even know if the webcam on my laptop works under linux. Or
if you have one, or just to check it out I can use it under Mac OS X or
Windows....  So sill through out some times.  I'll test the webcam under
linux in the least before hand.


On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 1:46 PM, Daniel Hollocher <danielhollocher at
> wrote:

> Hey all,
> I've been looking at some skype alternative possibilities.  Here are two
> that I found interesting:
> Neither of these are VOIP soft phones like skype is, but they have similar
> capabilities.  Dimdim is opensource, but only supports a single webcam.  VVC
> seems to support linux (its flash based), and supports multiple webcams, but
> its not opensource.
> I haven't tested these services with other people yet, so if there is
> interest, we could set up a time to test them out.
> So far, for a two person voip call, skype is still the best that I have
> seen.  I tried ekiga and qutephone, and couldn't get either to work.
> Dan
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