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Re: Skype and F9



Thanks for the feedback. Any comments on the various Skype headsets?

On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 10:38:34AM -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 09:54 -0500, Dave Feustel wrote:
> > I have become interested in using Skype on F9. I know next to nothing
> > about Skype, so I read the wiki entry which is an eye-opener. The Skype
> > software for linux is for F7. How well does that software work on F9?
> 
> IIRC audio works OK, video not so much.
> 
> > How much does it cost?
> 
> Nothing. The "Skype Out" service (for calls to POTS phones) costs money
> -- you can use PayPal -- but is very cheap compared to regular phone
> service, especially for international calls. Skype-to-Skype calls are
> free.
> 
> > Are there any open-source alternatives to Skype?
> 
> Ekiga (Gnome-based) and a few others. I think none of them are really
> competitive with Skype in the market volume sense, but they do use the
> open SIP protocol.
> 
> > Any other comments?
> 
> Skype uses a closed proprietary protocol which free clients can't
> interact with, and of course the source is closed so you get to install
> a binary and hope it isn't doing anything nasty. If you can live with
> that, it works quite well.

I am not thrilled about using closed, proprietary protocols or software,
but that's not necessarily a show-stopper.
 
> poc
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