Best FOSS alternative for skype?

J.Witvliet at J.Witvliet at
Thu May 12 08:56:01 UTC 2011


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From: users-bounces at [mailto:users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Tim
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 10:21 AM
To: Community support for Fedora users
Subject: Re: Best FOSS alternative for skype?

On Wed, 2011-05-11 at 19:46 -0300, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> The Amiga and Apple computers were paramount.
> In fact, even the parallel port in the Amiga is non-standard, although 
> it is a DB25.

It'd been my observation that most parallel ports were very non-standard.  There were different modes of operation, and many were only suitable for connecting a printer (they were an output, only).

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Slightly off-topic,
Most paralel ports on those vintage machines were capable of both rx and tx
Allthough they could not transfer 8-bits wide.
Hence the lap-link protocol disected each byte into two nibbles.
Might seem slow, but anyway much faster than async at 19.200 bps which was often the highest reliable speed.


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