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 Post subject: Skype borked for Linux Users
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:27 am 
So Skype on Linux appears to have broken :(

My group only discovered this last night, when one of my group who has been away for a couple of weeks, could not join last night's chat via his PC.

So since this seems to be a quickly changing market, I thought I would check out what people are using currently? For instance I tried Hangouts in the past, and it was inadequate for a group of 7 people, but I hear it has massively improved.

So what are people's current thoughts for a mixed tech group? Easy of use being of highest import.


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 Post subject: Re: Skype borked for Linux Users
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:41 am 
Jagged wrote:
So what are people's current thoughts for a mixed tech group? Easy of use being of highest import.

My group uses Oovoo, with Hangouts as a fall back.

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 Post subject: Re: Skype borked for Linux Users
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:08 am 
Unfortunately ooVoo is not supported on Linux and they say it is not on their product road-map :(


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 Post subject: Re: Skype borked for Linux Users
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:28 am 
We use GoToMeeting, but mostly because I have access to the expensive account through work at no cost to me. It does, however, work very well.


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 Post subject: Re: Skype borked for Linux Users
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:59 am 
if you don't need video, you can always fall back to Mumble, Teamspeak, and so on


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 Post subject: Re: Skype borked for Linux Users
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:44 am 
Discord is planning a Linux version.


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 Post subject: Re: Skype borked for Linux Users
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:35 pm 
Apparently, Microsoft hasn't updated Skype in about two years. They shopped doing so without notice. Then they updated the entire system to block Linux clients on February 22 of this year, again without notice. They won't respond to inquires on the subject. Paying customers using Linux are rather upset about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Skype borked for Linux Users
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:15 pm 
Interesting. I played on March 23rd with Skype on Linux and didn't have an issue. You can also fall back to your mobile phone with Skype. Android is still supported. :D

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