[olug] Any Skype users?

Christopher Cashell topher-olug at zyp.org
Tue May 10 19:53:16 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 8:43 AM, Jon Larsen <relayer at levania.org> wrote:
> Alternatives -
> GNU Free Call / GNU Telephony http://www.gnutelephony.org
> Ekiga https://www.ekiga.net/

I don't remember who ran the tests, but someone did a comparison of
the various free VoIP (and video) options (Skype, MS's voice chat,
Apple's voice chat, Google's chat, etc) a little while back.  I think
I saw it from LifeHacker.  Either way, they threw in the Google Voice
Chat halfway as a joke, using the Web plugin for it, and expecting it
to fail miserably next to the other options.

However, by the time they finished testing, they decided it wasn't
just competitive with the others, but better.  They said it offered
the best overall performance of all the applications they tested.
It's accessible via the installable Windows client, and supported on
Linux, too.

> Jon H. Larsen  - relayer -at- levania -dot- org


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