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Re: Why no Skype packages?

JoeHill wrote:
> Was just looking at all the 'how to install Skype' pages, and wondering why, as
> far as I can tell, there are no Debian packages. Is this a licensing issue?

skype cant be re distributed. its not open source.

> ...and also why the heck I need to install all of KDE for it to work...grumble.
> Is there an alternative to Skype that is not such a pain? Something that would
> enable me to make VoIP calls to Skype users?

ive never seen anything, skype uses its own closed encrypted protocol

theres a deb right on skype download page

or you can use the apt way if you want, heres the repo info



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