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I've been using skype for a while until I came across google-talk. It works fare, still has some bugs in the sound quality. I haven't tried phone calling yet.

If I can do on googletalk what I did on skype, then by-by, skype. although, if the outdated skype still works, then I'll kee it.

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Matt and I have used Google Talk in video mode and I was surprised at the quality. I have Google Voice but haven't really use it. The phone number I got was 2 area codes away from me. when they get the rights to more spreads of phone numbers, I'll probably use it more. While I have Skype accounts, I haven't really used them since discovering that the Google Talk Plugin works. The Google Talk Plugin wasn't always useful, well, for voice maybe, but, not with video.
Unfortunately, I can't just discard Skype, just like I can't totally dump Windows, clients are used to Skype, and GoToMeeting is a Windows only app.
What we need to do is start experimenting with Ekiga, and see if we can contribute to that project. I see Ekiga (from which GoToMeeting came) as the present day Open Source version of Skype, that is, until Google opens up Talk and Voice to the world.

Edit: Marc had a great idea, we can experiment and see what works between us. We should try and set something up. I'm most interested in seeing if Ekiga can do a video conference.

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mfillpot wrote:

I have already taken action and cancelled my skype account along with removing it from all of my machines.

That sounds like a bit radical, doesn't it? :)


I have been having pretty good experiences with googletalk's voice and video chat services, they only work with
googletalk users but the quality is pretty good.

Are you sure of that?

Won't it work with any jabber/xmpp user?

Regards

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Goineasy9 wrote:


I'm most interested in seeing if Ekiga can do a video conference.

Ekiga has proven to work with video, the only problem is that it is centralized rather than distributed ;)

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marc wrote:

[b]Goineasy9 wrote:[/b][quote]
I'm most interested in seeing if Ekiga can do a video conference.

Ekiga has proven to work with video, the only problem is that it is centralized rather than distributed ;)[/quote]

What you mean centralized?

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saqman2060 wrote:

[b]marc wrote:[/b]
[quote][b]Goineasy9 wrote:[/b][quote]
I'm most interested in seeing if Ekiga can do a video conference.

Ekiga has proven to work with video, the only problem is that it is centralized rather than distributed ;)[/quote]

What you mean centralized?[/quote]

It runs through only one server. Even if that fails you will just connect to another one and only server.

Skype, on the other hand, stablishes the communitacion through many servers at the same time.

That's the difference ;)

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