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Old 03-05-2009, 05:50 PM   #1
wberl
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Linux and Skype with Acer One


Hello,
I am new to this site and wonder if anyone can help me? I am trying to download Skype. I am using Acer One Net Book using the Linux Operating system. I dont know what Linux system that are shown on the Skype web site to download. Please advise.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:10 PM   #2
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Linux is an operating system...true

but you may have Linpus so see if this helps?
http://www.linux.com/forums/topic/2559
 
Old 03-05-2009, 07:32 PM   #3
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Skype has some ready-made packages for specific distributions:

* Feisty Fawn (7.04)
* Debian Etch
* Mepis
* Xandros
* Fedora 7
Fedora Core 6
* OpenSUSE 10+
* Mandriva

These packages are actually not very up-to-date, as some of the distro version numbers show. Even so, you might want to try the existing package for your distro first. If your distro is not listed, or your version is much newer, then you can go for the generic Skype packages, which are:

* Dynamic
* Static
* Static OSS

The difference between static and dynamic is that a static build has all the functions it needs compiled into itself (resulting in a larger file size), while the dynamic version will use the existing function libraries installed on your system. Dynamic libraries allow for updates to generic functions without having to recompile the application. Static functions can only be updated by re-compilation. But then again, a new bug or some missing library on the system will not affect a static executable.

OSS is the older audio sub-system of Linux, the other packages rely on the newer ALSA audio system.

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Last edited by T74marcell; 03-14-2009 at 01:57 AM.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 05:28 PM   #4
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Acer and Skype

ACER directed me to their site for a version of Skype
 
  


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