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Re: skype?

On Sun 08 Apr 2012 at 17:53:02 +0000, Russell L. Harris wrote:

> * Scott Ferguson <scott.ferguson.debian.user@gmail.com> [120408 17:39]:
> ...
> > though we would love to find another multi-platform, easy to install
> > voip program, preferably open source, to replace it.
> I also need such a package.

To be an exact replacement which will work on the Skype network in the
same way as the Skype client? Can't be done.

> It appears to me that Ekiga (formerly gnomemeeting) is a good
> solution.  Am I mistaken?

As a VoIP client (SIP etc), probably. But how is it for interworking
with the Skype network?

> Ideally, it should be sufficiently similar and simple, so that I could
> persuade the other guy (who almost invariably is running Skype on a
> Window$ box) to install Ekiga.

She's happy with what she has got. Why feel impelled to alter that?

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