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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2012. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 4th.


View Poll Results: VoIP Application of the Year
Ekiga 25 11.36%
Empathy 10 4.55%
Jitsi 14 6.36%
KPhone 2 0.91%
Linphone 12 5.45%
Mangler 1 0.45%
Mumble 17 7.73%
opensoftphone 2 0.91%
QuteCom 1 0.45%
SFLphone 3 1.36%
Skype 114 51.82%
TeamSpeak 12 5.45%
Twinkle 6 2.73%
Yate Client 0 0%
Blink Qt 1 0.45%
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:34 PM   #16
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Ekiga Mumble opensoftphone

I just checked and Twinkle is not in Debian Testing.
Old 01-31-2013, 09:19 PM   #17
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I would personally vote or GoogleTalk/GoogleVoice.
Old 02-03-2013, 07:00 AM   #18
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Another vote for Skype, who'd have guessed, a Microsoft application getting a vote on LQ‽ Just heard it's beginning to get a little chilly in hell.
But in all seriousness, it's not Open in any way, but as everyone uses it, and the fact it actually still is supported on GNU/Linux based systems, even with the new owners, is pretty awesome.
Old 02-04-2013, 08:49 AM   #19
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I'm surprised by all the love for Skype I see here. Yes, it's useful, but that's just market share: if I want to talk to everyone else, I have to have it and (grr) make it work. But I'd hardly call it worthy of an award. Development on Linux is dormant. Bugs on Linux go unfixed for, literally, years. It only installs and works reasonably well on a small subset of distros. Not only the client is proprietary, the protocol is secret too, so you can't use an open source alternative to communicate with Skype users. And need I mention the new owners?

Skype fills a current vacuum. But like all vacuums, it sucks.
Old 02-04-2013, 06:09 PM   #20
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And again no Asterisk here, however "Yate client" was so popular choice!


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