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Re: Why no Skype packages?

Steve Reilly wrote: 

> 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.

Ah, okay. Yuck.
> > 
> > ...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

Well, now, that's just crazy. Who would want such a thing? No one else can
expand on your brilliant invention... ;)
> theres a deb right on skype download page
> http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/choose/
> or you can use the apt way if you want, heres the repo info
> http://www.go2linux.org/how-to-
> install-skype-on-debian-and-ubuntu-with-apt-get-aptitude

Thanks for all the info, much appreciated.


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