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Hi. i am using Mandriva Free 2007. I wanted to use the telephone call application like webcallDirect or lowratevoip from www.LowRateVoip.com . However, there is no version available for linux. I tried to run the setup of the said application with wine, but it gave plenty of errors and although the installation still completed, the application does not run and fails to launch.
I just wanted to know if someone has tried using this application on linux or has come across some linux client for such service..
Yes. I have been using skype without problems for a while. Guess i would have to continue using lowratevoip with windows (i have purchased credit... so seems like i am stuck with windows,.... and lowratevoip is much cheaper than skype.)
When I used Wine back on Red Hat 8.0, I remember one of the issues was that Wine did not implement drivers or VxDs, and because "Wine Is Not (an) Emulator", the wine project is unlikely to ever handle emulation of network drivers (since the API is different between Windows and Unix) The recommendation winehq gives for anyone wanting to reuse windows drivers on a non-windows OS, is for the user to run ReactOS as their distro.
In other words, so far as I know any TCP/IP use through wine is impossible. (I.e. No Wine + Starcraft = Battle.net)
Interesting. Though I read there are ways to coax the kernel into playing with Wine to allow some TCP/IP functionality, their documentation says that Wine only gets loaded into the user run level, and cannot access kernel level functions such as drivers. According to their documentation, it shouldn't work. Unless I've read something wrong
IMHO, "linux VoIP software" might have been a better title for this thread...
I was looking at Ekiga Softphone the other day, before I pruned it out my system(I have no mic), and it looked to support whatever(SIP) service allows you to use it. my googling turned up a list of other candidates.