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Old 03-04-2009, 01:11 AM   #1
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how to get on linux VOIP, freecalls or something like that

Hey Pros !
I just switched to linux for many reason ,but now i am doubt that linux has anything like that - Freecall ! - i mean there is a service on the internet what is giving u freecalls to landline phone and things like that - and it has a very good rate of charge too , now i was newbie so i tried to install it on linux with latest wine but didnt work out, now i am here in my lovely linux but i just can do anything like did before in my windows. Is there any solution available ? i have seen this ekiga software- the rates are just sucks -and not really user friendly, please help me if u can


oh and dont come up with skype , it isnt really worth it ! check rates ! u can call unlimited landlines with free of charge for 90 days after ur first upload !

and gizmo sucks too in terms of reasonable charging
Old 03-04-2009, 08:34 PM   #2
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Freecall only supports Windows as the base system, so if wine isn't working, then your only option on Linux is running Windows inside of VMware or VirtualBox. Even so, audio access from within a virtual system can be a problem on certain PC's.

If VOIP is the only reason for switching to Linux, then you should actually switch back to Windows. Freecall is by no means free software (do not confuse their free client software with Stallman's definition of free software) or open source - it simply belongs to the dark side. If you are refusing both Ekiga and Skype, then there are no other options, I guess.

Maybe launch your own project: write the software, buy and maintain all the servers, make it work on Linux, and make it free for everyone. Sounds good!

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