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On 2010-08-31 22:29, jdd wrote:
Le 31/08/2010 14:32, Carlos E. R. a écrit :
it, no need to tell them to install strange things like ekiga and manipulate the router... that's fantastic for non technical people.
but prevent opensource solution to come. why go from a jail to an other jail? Goggle is no more trustable than Microsoft (in the long term)
I do prefer opensource, but I need, want, to talk to non-technical people living far away, which only use Windows. What I use currently is POT, very closed source and payware per minute.
I would be content not having to boot Windows for the task. Me, I mean.
I'm also attempting to use Ekiga. I tried to connect two computers in the same network (in order to test the hardware) and it was impossible, both hang and do not work. The two ekigas see one another, but the called party does not produce even noise, and the other is sending a continuous, non-stop, stream of data over the network. One of the two has to be killed. If I reverse calling from one to the other result is the same, only that it is the other onw which has to be killed (I don't remember if it is the caller or the called).
I still would have to test calling outside instead, that's a pending task. Perhaps inside the same network is impossible (IP to IP, no gatekeeper or whatever)
However, convincing the party I want to talk to, to install Ekiga in their windows machine, and then configuring the router or whatever they have to open the appropriate ports, is utterly impossible, for people that are not geeky at all.
What I have seen this kind of people use is hotmail chat, IIRC. Gmail at least has a Linux client.
- -- Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R. (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Elessar))