Ekiga - open source skype linux alternative

on Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Ekiga: Revolutionary telephone and video conferencing software

With "Ekiga" it can be easily managed with the VoIP (Voice over IP) technology for free over the Internet phone. "Ekiga" also supports webcams, so you can see while phoning his interlocutor. Ekiga 4.0, The Victory Release" is also offering a fresh new Skype alternative for users of  Windows along with Linux alike.

The software can

With this freeware , it can make calls for free over the Internet, while at the same time can see the other person on webcam. You can also program in the alternative operating system GNOME integration. It is also possible through the Hold function to switch between two calls simultaneously. One can also make a list of personal contacts. These will be displayed as online or offline and can be arranged in groups. The program also offers information about the current call quality.

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This software is easy to use, and therefore suitable for beginners. Clear, understandable shortcuts help you find your way. After a short period you can overview the program effortlessly. The calls are free of charge, only to costs for the Internet connection. The application can be utilized if you eg. want to call abroad, since no connection fees and charges you can save costs. It is also possible through the webcam feature to see its partners, and this the same phone is a personal character. The only downside: Both parties need to have this program, you can eg. not to Skype calls or other software

System Requirements

The software can be used both on Windows and Linux machines are operated. Necessarily need an Internet connection, a microphone and speakers. A webcam is not necessary, but support from the program.