Best FOSS alternative for skype?

Mike Dwiggins mike at
Wed May 11 20:52:10 UTC 2011

On 5/11/2011 1:40 PM, Ian Malone wrote:
> On 11 May 2011 16:32, James McKenzie<jjmckenzie51 at>  wrote:
>> Again, do not take this as anything other than a personal opinion on
>> why this discussion is a waste of time and effort.  Skype has been
>> bought and there is nothing out there like it.  Not in the Linux world
>> nor the Windows world.  People will continue to use it in both worlds.
> Regrettably not. Skype in Linux is already several releases behind the
> Windows version and missing some of the functionality. I don't expect
> much further development will take place under MS so, as someone else
> already predicted, the Linux release will drift out of usability.

As I cannot seem to get Skype to work in Linux it is a moot point but, I 
am now considering removing it from my remaining MS platform.

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