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Anyone know of a skype alternative that runs equally well on Linux, Mac and Windows? Installation must be pretty straightforward and work pretty much out of the box, except maybe ...
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    Skype alternative


    Anyone know of a skype alternative that runs equally well on Linux, Mac and Windows?
    Installation must be pretty straightforward and work pretty much out of the box, except maybe for some configuration parameters in a pop up box.

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    Ekiga works in Linux and Windows but not Mac. Could be worth a look

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    Jitsi = - Open Source Video Calls and Chat. I even got it to work in Puppy Linux even, using deb2pet to make the .pet package. I dropped skype when microsoft bought it.

    Jitsi (SIP Communicator) | Main / Download

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    Thnx guys, I have some testing to do this weekend! ;o)

    Suggestions are still welcome.

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    Have you tried googleplus? They have a feature called "hangout" wherein you can have a video conference with up to ten people.

    Watch this.
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    Google+ works better than Skype, even with 10 people conferenced. One on one, it blows Skype away. You can also call phones, for about the same price as Skype. If Skype doesn't get better soon, it may go away.

    BTW, Google+ should run on any OS, it's run through the browser, you just need a plugin.

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