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Updated: 2014-05-12T00:39:47.890-04:00

 



The Skype version in Hardy beta is 1.4, which mean...

2008-04-07T09:47:00.000-04:00

The Skype version in Hardy beta is 1.4, which means no video. To get 2.0 you have to mess about unfortunately.



It's not fully stable. I am on Feisty and I was ta...

2008-03-22T00:16:00.000-04:00

It's not fully stable. I am on Feisty and I was talking to my sister yesterday, and Skype just crashed everytime I tried video conferencing. I could see her but couldn't get my webcam to start.



Why bother Skype tech support? medibuntu packages ...

2008-03-15T01:55:00.000-04:00

Why bother Skype tech support? medibuntu packages skype for amd64 (just the 32 bit version in a 64 bit package, but it works)!



Mackenzie: there are free software/open standards ...

2008-03-14T23:24:00.000-04:00

Mackenzie: there are free software/open standards that help with escaping from hostile networks like those with NAT or firewalls.

See

http://linux.conf.au/programme/detail?TalkID=159
http://mirror.linux.org.au/pub/linux.conf.au/2008/slides/159-escaping_hostile_networks_nicely.pdf
http://mirror.linux.org.au/pub/linux.conf.au/2008/Fri/mel8-159.ogg
http://mirror.linux.org.au/pub/linux.conf.au/2008/Fri/mel8-159.spx

Of course these days many home modem+router devices come with UPNP support so holes can be easily punched.



See, ffm, the thing is, if you use one of those, y...

2008-03-14T19:43:00.000-04:00

See, ffm, the thing is, if you use one of those, you're using SIP and have to have the SIP ports open. Good luck explaining to any normal person how to forward those from their router to their computer. Skype bypasses this by routing connections out from both computers to a server in the middle.



Eewww! Closed source software!UseA)OpenWengoB)Ekig...

2008-03-14T19:25:00.000-04:00

Eewww! Closed source software!

Use
A)OpenWengo
B)Ekiga

in that order



Hehe, I noticed this when installing everything on...

2008-03-14T17:39:00.000-04:00

Hehe, I noticed this when installing everything on Xubuntu on my eeePC ... "There is no beta available" ... thought they'd gotten rid of it!