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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, 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.

HTML clipboardSkype has released a 'lite' or 'thin client' for Skype for Android-powered devices as well as more than 100 other Java-enabled mobile phones, plus a beta version of Skype for Intel-based Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs).

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