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Old 02-25-2016, 09:50 AM   #1
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Linux lads lambast sorry state of Skype service


Abandoned Penguinista builds can't link up with newer clients, according to gripes

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02...utage_outrage/

Linux users are piling on Microsoft after the long-neglected Skype client on the open-source OS suddenly lost the ability to join calls from other versions of the software.

Since Monday, users running the latest Linux build of Skype have been unable to chat to friends who are using Skype for OS X and Windows, it appears.

Fed up with this situation, Dutch student Nick Vernij and his pal Lem Severein decided to call attention to the issue by setting up a webpage. Here, they take Microsoft to task for the latest headache to befall Skype for Linux, which was last updated in June 2014...
 
Old 02-25-2016, 10:50 AM   #2
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I abandoned Skype long ago. Google Hangouts gives much better quality video and audio, can conference up to 10 devices, and runs on anything. I use it on Debian and Android, and I have contacts who run it on Windows and OS X. Just install Chrome browser and it works. The only reason I can think of for anyone to still use Skype is apathy.
 
Old 02-25-2016, 12:08 PM   #3
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I abandoned Skype long ago. Google Hangouts gives much better quality video and audio, can conference up to 10 devices, and runs on anything. I use it on Debian and Android, and I have contacts who run it on Windows and OS X. Just install Chrome browser and it works. The only reason I can think of for anyone to still use Skype is apathy.
Or a requirement by their employer as in my case.
 
Old 02-25-2016, 02:03 PM   #4
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The employer needs a clue. Call it apathy, inertia, laziness, or ignorance, the result is the same - the business is less productive, less profitable, with Skype. But I know how it goes, I used to work for a company whose IT department refused to even consider anything other than what they knew. The larger the company, the greater the inertia.
 
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What's wrong with a pure open source app like Ekiga?
 
  


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