what to use instead of skype?

Colin Murphy colin at spudulike.me.uk
Sat Jan 6 09:16:23 UTC 2007

On Friday 05 January 2007 22:12, Matt Price wrote:
> [...]  I went
> through some efforts to get skype 1.3 working on my ubuntu laptop (dell
> latitude d820, some futzy audio settings), only to discover that the
> linux version has no video!!!  I've never been so insulted,

There is a lot of frustration expressed on the Skype Linux forums, where some 
people go on to suggest Wengophone as an alternative, though I don't expect 
this to be call compatible with Skype. 

I'd like to know what effort would be needed, on the Skype development side, 
to get the latest versions of Windows Skype to run nicely under wine.  This 
would appear to be the simplest solution for all.

I started a thread recently on the Skype forum, 
http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=73523 , but this, so far, has 
fallen of deaf ears.

Colin at spudulike.me.uk
Gotta go, things to be, people to do, and stuff to, err, stuff.

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