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[4]: Doh! ...
by delta0.delta0 on Tue 10th May 2011 21:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Doh! ..."
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Actually Google Talk is available for linux, it works inside GMAIL via an installable plugin:

Also, google talk works with pidgin and kopete and it is pretty much open source as it uses Jabber. Not sure about the voice side, but both kopete and pidgin can be used to connect to google talk and both support voice, so I think it is open source.

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