Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th May 2011 08:19 UTC, submitted by porcel
Microsoft So, the biggest acquisition in Microsoft's history. The Wall Street Journal reports - and it has been confirmed - that Microsoft and Skype will announce today that Redmond will buy Skype for $8.5 billion. That's a lot of money for a company that hasn't ever actually made any profits. Update: and it's official: yay on Skype on the Xbox360 and Windows Phone, and this: "Microsoft will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms." Let's hope this includes Linux.
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RE: Doh! ...
by tanishaj on Tue 10th May 2011 14:26 UTC in reply to "Doh! ..."
tanishaj
Member since:
2010-12-22

The end of Skype for Linux? ... I suppose my family will have to live without us being able to video chat freely.


Try Google Talk

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RE[2]: Doh! ...
by Liquidator on Tue 10th May 2011 20:56 in reply to "RE: Doh! ..."
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

Not available for Linux: http://www.google.com/talk/otherclients.html

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RE[3]: Doh! ...
by delta0.delta0 on Tue 10th May 2011 21:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Doh! ..."
delta0.delta0 Member since:
2010-06-01

Available for linux, try kopete / pidgin both connect to google talk and both support voice to other google talk users, also works in browsers, See:

http://www.google.com/chat/video
http://www.google.com/chat/voice/

There is also a google talk app available in the chrome market place, which seems to use Flash, but again supports Linux

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