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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Voice chat on Linux

This has been a big problem for me since I started using Linux as my primary desktop. For the time being the only thing I could use was "Skype" and "Ekiga". Recently I found jabbin, a jabber client supporting libjingle protocol developed by google. I got to it via this article FreeSoftwareMagazine which shows how to voice chat on Linux with google talk users. Cool!

The software is still under heavy development though. At least there is hope :)

Update (23rd June 2008)
Seems like the above software is "dying" like a lot of open source projects :( The home page has disappeared. Here is another way of voice chatting with Gtalk users on linux

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