Ubuntu equivalent of SKYPE

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 14:46:38 UTC 2015


On 27 June 2015 at 13:11, Jay Ridgley <jridgley2 at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> Hi Y'all,
>
> Is there an equivalent for Ubuntu(Linux) Skype? I do not want to use M$
> software of any variety, however, I do need to be able to do video
> conferencing. I believe that iPad users have an app called Facetime... I
> would assume that a version of that for Linux would work as well, if it
> exists, I do not have a smart phone either...
>
> Is there a video conferencing application available to us that can interface
> with Facetime?
>
> I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS


Nothing but Skype talks to Skype.

Nothing but Facetime talks to Facetime.

(E&OE. Corrections welcome.)

Ubuntu *used* to come with Ekiga:

http://www.ekiga.org/

But the problem with all 3rd party VOIP/videophone apps is the same:
none has critical mass, so there's no-one to talk to.

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