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Peter Yates pd.yates at
Fri Nov 24 15:43:38 UTC 2006

"Ekiga would be good but no one uses it on windows"

Ekiga is compatible with Netmeeting (which if I'm not mistaken is
pre-installed on Windows)

The only problem with Netmeeting (H.323) is that you may need to mess round
with ports and stuff, NAT traversal isn't as good as Skype for example.

I chat to my Windows using friends from Ekiga (SIP) with them mostly using
Gizmo (

On 24/11/06, Andy <stude.list at> wrote:
> On 23/11/06, Chanchao <custom at> wrote:
> > Wanted to use Ekiga but it
> > doesn't have a windows version.
> Why does it *need* to be the same software on Windows and Linux?
> Ekiga is perfectly capable of using SIP, all you need is anther SIP
> client and it should work the same, should even be able to use your
> ekiga ID on a non-ekiga program.
> And there is a Windows version, don't think its stable yet though.
> > Note that Skype installation on Ubuntu works VERY well. Just download
> > the .deb and double click.
> Wow they fixed it! Anyone else remember when the idiots at skype
> decided to do absolutely no testing before a release and as a result
> skype wouldn't install as it depended on a non-existent library. (I
> would have thought testing the produced files installed would be the
> first thing they did, shows what Skype think of Linux)
> - Andy
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