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post #11 of 55
I don't see why they would drop it if the cost of maintaining a linux client is less than the net income they could charge for it.
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theres empathy which i believe does video chat?
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If you can't play nice, you can't keep the thread.

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Yeah I'm sorry for being mean but I can't stand that crap. There is no reason for any of that to be in a forum where people are asking for help, just no reason at all.
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post #16 of 55
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So what's everyone thinking? That MS is going to leave Skype stagnate on Linux, remove it, or possibly try forcing subscription?

Either way currently I only really have two uses for windows and those are gaming and Skype. I guess I can justify having at least one constructive use for it in the future then.

So it's pretty much set that you can't Skype with other people without Skype (the program) right?
     
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post #17 of 55
if i remember correctly, skype for windows works in wine...or was that teamspeak 3...

i don't like the skype client for windows that much, it can be a bit confusing if you got 30 convo's going on at once i've been known to start talking about something to the wrong people (thankfully i reserve my trash talking in email or i'd be red in the face at times or worried more )

as for the linux client, i do wish they would update it at least, maybe not make it just like the windows client, but more "organized" if that make sense, right now it reminds a lot of the old msn client as it is, and the sound quality at times isn't all that great, and some of my friends have complained of an unexplained "squeal" on my end, only happens in skype, but not in TS 3 or vent...happens with pusle/oss/alsa, so i'm not sure what exactly causes it, as it i don't hear it on my end.
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post #18 of 55
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Originally Posted by transhour View Post
if i remember correctly, skype for windows works in wine...or was that teamspeak 3...
Teamspeak has a native Linux client, as does mumble. They are at feature parity with the Windows versions. Ventrilo works fine in Wine, though. Never tried Windows Skype.
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Teamspeak has a native Linux client, as does mumble. They are at feature parity with the Windows versions. Ventrilo works fine in Wine, though. Never tried Windows Skype.
must've been ventrillo then i use all 3...i know i got one of them running in wine with a bit of work...come to think of it some more, it was vent, it kept loosing my hotkey binding after each restart of the program, thats when i did some investigation and found mangler.
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post #20 of 55
Skype works fine for me.
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