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Friday, 16 October 2009 10:16

Ubuntu sucks says Eeebuntu developer

The popular Ubuntu Linux distribution has received criticism from an unexpected corner and its ASUS Eee netbook users are likely to be left with an unworkable system when Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala hits the Internet later this month.

Published in The Linux Distillery
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.

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