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Old 11-16-2008, 11:43 PM   #1
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Dear friends,
I started to use the SUSE Linux (SLED 10) in my laptop after removing Windows XP. I have the confident to use the Linux as much as familiar with Windows but I feel, and have more inconvenient to use the old version of skype, gtalk, & firefox in linux. Why these all companies are late to release the products when they release to Windows? How I can resolve this problem? May I know , what percentage of Linux users in desktop when Compare with Windows?
Many thanks in advance,
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I don't use Skype, but Firefox is at the same release on Linux as it is on Windows. It sounds like you just need to update your system.
Old 11-17-2008, 12:11 AM   #3
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an Enterprise linux is made for stability not bleeding edge software. that's why you have older versions of some things. that doesn't mean you can't install them yourself.
Old 11-17-2008, 01:05 AM   #4
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Thanks friends. Yes, I checked on the web and got it, Firefox 3.0.4 latest release. Similarly, very important to have Skype on the Linux with latest release. I tried to install through CrossOver. it didn't help me. How can I use the Skype on Linux box?
Old 11-19-2008, 10:49 PM   #5
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Finally, I could install the Skype, linux version which is very old. I tried to install using crossover the Windows version and that is also freezing when I open. I found, Skype is always working for Windows environment. Your suggestions, dear friends.....
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Skype has a download on their site for Linux. In my experience, however, the Linux version is not as full featured as the Windows version and somewhat buggey. I have had Skype on PCLinuxOS 2007 for sometime and recently had it working on Mpeis.

A Goolge search for "Skype installation on Linux" may yield the answers you need. Skype also has free e-mail support and forums for help.

Good luck, Michael
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subakaran, If you really need to use a stable current version of skype, then you need to use native windows and dual boot linux.

Starting 2006, I went full time 100% linux. So far, I can do everything in linux at least for my needs. Not everyone can go full time linux because they still need their windows for what ever reason.

Remember a computer is a tool, you got to use what ever gets the job done for you and ONLY YOU.

- Cheers

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