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I've been using Skype to talk with my family overseas. They have windows, and i used to have it. Communication between computer-computer was EXCELLENT. But the Skype client for linux, ...
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    Skype Replacement


    I've been using Skype to talk with my family overseas. They have windows, and i used to have it.

    Communication between computer-computer was EXCELLENT.

    But the Skype client for linux, i'm using fedora now while they are still on windows, SUCKS big time.

    Communication, even between computers, is very bad.

    So, i was wondering, what is CURRENTLY, the best option for Windows, Linux and OS X VOIP communication?

    Thanks.

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    CURRENTLY, the best option for Windows
    I guess you know Ekiga doesn't have a Windows Package yet but it should be coming soon.Open Wengo besides Skype is the only alternative I see for installing in both Windows and Linux in my search.
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    Thanks. I actually saw many options, but i was mostly wondering which are the best, quality wise, first, and simplicity second, as my family is very computer iliterate :S

    Anyway, my main requirement is AUDIO QUALITY, then EASE OF USE. Open source would be very nice to have. So far, i have found:

    ekiga: ekiga org ~ Free your speech.[/url] (where is the windows beta)
    qutecom: qutecom org (i don't see rpm packages)
    sip communicator: sip-communicator org (looks very good)
    sjphone: sjlabs com
    gizmo5: (registrations on hold)
    empathy: Empathy (voice quality with msn messenger?)
    freeswitch: freeswitch org

    I'm mostly interested, for the sake of simplicity, on some SKYPE like application, where you register an account, and then log and add friends.

    I don't want to install a server and a client.

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    I regularly speak to my daughter in Canada on Skype - she has MS XP and I have openSuse. We have no problems (unless I've been messing with the sound for recording or the like).
    What exactly is your problem?
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    My problem is delayed, buy 5/10 secs voice, break ins.

    Really bad.

    Windows to Windows, communication was 9 over 10, now it is 3 over 10.

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    Are you saying that there can be a delay of up to 10 secs before the other party picks up what you've said?
    Has anything else changed - your broadband connection, for example?
    Pete

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    Yes, 10 secs before they heard what i said.

    No, nothing changed.

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    Have a look at this on the Skype forum. Could this be the same problem as yours?
    Pete

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    Hi kwanbis,

    I can confirm that peteh is spot on, I'm a user of fedora 12 using skype and have no lag issues. Do check this out: Skype audio delay (lag) - Skype Community

    I hope this is of help.

    Jnike
    Last edited by jnike; 01-12-2010 at 12:11 PM.
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    Sorry, didn't have time to test it.

    I would thanks.

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