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Monday, 31 August 2009 15:36

New Skype Beta Client For Linux

The Linux community has been waiting for a long time for an updated Skype client. Recently Skype released a Beta client, version 2.1.0.47, with many new features and bugfixes, bringing Skype functionality on Linux much closer to that available for Mac and Windows.

Thursday, 21 May 2009 16:24

Ekiga 3.2 on Ubuntu 9.04

The other day my partner left the market shopping list at home. I took a few minutes off from cleaning the house to try SMSing it to her using Skype, rather than using the small keyboard on my mobile. However I found that the latest Linux Skype client, version 2.0.0.72, does not include SMS functionality (amongst quite a few other features that Windows users have). Frustrated with Skype's treating Linux users like second-rate citizens, I resolved to see what alternatives there are to Skype. I started with Ekiga, which is pre-installed on Ubuntu. Read on to find out how I went getting rid of Skype and its limitations.

Last night I downloaded the Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix (UNR) and installed it on my Asus Eee PC 901. Here’s how it all went.

Thursday, 30 April 2009 11:01

Ubuntu 9.04 Boot Times

Charles Dickens wrote that "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times". I have a feeling that he wasn’t referring to computer operating system boot times, but that's what I’m going to discuss today. More specifically Ubuntu 9.04's boot times.

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