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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.
I just bound it to the Windows key. It wasn't being used for anything else.
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post #22 of 55
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I just bound it to the Windows key. It wasn't being used for anything else.
i would if i was using a windows keyboard
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i would if i was using a windows keyboard
Caps Lock, then? If there's one key that desperately needs to be unmapped, it's that one.
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post #24 of 55
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Caps Lock, then? If there's one key that desperately needs to be unmapped, it's that one.
LOL I still use it on occasion though but it is pretty useless.
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post #25 of 55
How I see it:

Skype will hardly change if at all.
Until you hear news about the development team being changed, there is no reason to think otherwise.

I love the way everyone panics for no reason, it's absolutely ridiculous.
    
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I wouldn't call this panicking, it's planning a head. =P Us linux users have to plan a little more since it is our community that gets the software done and not a private developer.
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post #27 of 55
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I just wish someone would come out with a definitive alternative that could allow us to still keep our skype contacts. I'm not panicking as preparing for a probable outcome. I'd be more than pleasantly surprised if MS 180'd and picked up Linux development but I think they'll stick to Windows and Mac and probably even drop Android support in order to try and get people onto windows phones.
     
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post #28 of 55
If all you're wanting is voice chat, then any SIP client will do the trick -- there's a ton of them for Linux. My favorite is Twinkle. If you want privacy be sure to pick one that offers SRTP/ZRTP encryption. Most of them do, but some don't.

As for video, I'm sure there are numerous options, but I doubt you'll find a client that does it all. Ekiga supposedly does both video and voice, but it doesn't offer encryption, so you'll have to do some mixing and matching until you find the combo you want.
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post #29 of 55
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But my big problem is that I have for more friends that are windows users so that means they'll likely not be switching out of skype so if there is any way to still chat with them then I'd like to know about that.
     
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post #30 of 55
Tokbox perhaps? Never really used it before

http://www.tokbox.com/
    
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