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Topic # 150969 9-Aug-2014 13:39
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Earlier this week Skype (Microsoft) killed several Linux and OSX versions without warning. Users of Skype on some platforms can no longer connect to Skype servers. Feel free to express an opinion on that.

But my question is: If you want an open source & open protocol solution for Linux, OSX and Windows - what do you do?

Ekiga has windows binaries but nothing for OSX. That could be paired with OSX xmeeting but xmeeting does not look regularly maintained.

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  Reply # 1105408 9-Aug-2014 13:55
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Answering my own question 10 minutes after I thought I had looked at everything : ).

Jitsi seems to be the only project meeting these requirements:

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  Reply # 1105410 9-Aug-2014 14:01
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Apparently if you add the line "" to /etc/hosts then earlier versions of Skype will continue to work.



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  Reply # 1105417 9-Aug-2014 14:21
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Yeah I read that. It's kind of tempting but really I've had enough with Skype's various irritations. How long would that last as a solution anyway if there are no more releases for those platforms? In recent years they paid very little attention to compatibility between even relatively minor versions. It's really the final straw with me.

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  Reply # 1106211 11-Aug-2014 09:42
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I hear good things about TOX but can't say i've used it yet. Sounds like a promising project.

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  Reply # 1106219 11-Aug-2014 09:50
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