Articles Tagged voip

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Nextcloud Talk is an Open Source Alternative to Google Hangouts

Nextcloud Talk is an open source alternative to Google Hangouts. The feature adds audio, video and messaging features to the personal cloud server software.

11 January 2018
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Ubuntu 17.10 Might Automatically Mute Music When Taking VoIP Calls

Ubuntu may re-enable a nifty feature in PulseAudio that pauses or mutes music and video when an incoming VoIP call is received. This feature, which is provided by a PulseAudio plugin called Cork, has been disabled […]

5 July 2017
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Ring is a Privacy-Focused, Open-Source Skype Alternative

If you’re sick of Skype for Linux’s lack of progress, or rankled by the imminent retirement of the older (but superior) Qt Skype client, there’s a GNU alternative in town called Ring. GNU Ring is a […]

22 June 2017
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The Wire Linux client is now available to install from a secure repo

Encrypted messaging service Wire is now available to install on Ubuntu (and related distros) from a secure repository that offers verified packages.

18 April 2017
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Telegram Voice Calls Are Coming to Desktop Linux App

Messaging app Telegram is rolling out encrypted voice calls to its mobile apps, but has confirmed that Telegram desktop will also get the feature.

31 March 2017

Discord for Linux Goes Stable, Is Available to Download Now

Gaming group chats on Linux just levelled up — an official, stable desktop Discord Linux app is now available to download.

11 January 2017

Viber Desktop App for Linux Holds Its Own Against Skype, But Lacks Users

It is often touted as a superior alternative to the perennially popular VoIP service Skype — but is Viber truly able to live up to such claims?

7 April 2014
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Skype For Linux Loses Beta Tag, Hits 4.0

After more than 3 years in development Skype for Linux has shaken off its beta tag and made a substantial new release. Bumping the app version from 2.2 all the way to 4.0, Skype have nicknamed the release 'Four Rooms for Improvement,' becasue, they say, that this release 'finally [fills] the gap with our other desktop clients and we are now making many of the latest Skype features, as well as a lot of UI improvements, available to our penguin lovers.'

14 June 2012
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Microsoft purchasing Skype – what could this mean for Linux?

Microsoft are close to sealing a $8.5 billion deal to acquire internet-telephony service Skype, according to allthingsd. But what would this mean for the Linux client? We guess nothing - which isn't exactly anything new...

10 May 2011
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Much coveted MSN VoIP support lands

The papyon and telepathy-butterfly elements which power Empathy’s support for MSN has finally landed support for the p2pv2 protocol and enabled VoIP support. Since the latest Beta of the official Microsoft MSN Messenger Live only […]

24 August 2010