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    Re: Facebook video calling

    I reckon that there is a good chance that Google will step up on this one with their new Facebook challenge, if they want to succeed they must be able to do everything that Facebook can & some.

    If anyone can do it, Google can.

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    Re: Facebook video calling

    Quote Originally Posted by handy View Post
    I reckon that there is a good chance that Google will step up on this one with their new Facebook challenge, if they want to succeed they must be able to do everything that Facebook can & some.

    If anyone can do it, Google can.
    And probably still no Linux support.

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    Re: Facebook video calling

    Quote Originally Posted by handy View Post
    I reckon that there is a good chance that Google will step up on this one with their new Facebook challenge, if they want to succeed they must be able to do everything that Facebook can & some.

    If anyone can do it, Google can.
    Google don't have an amazing history of Linux support, but it is a minority market share.

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    Re: Facebook video calling

    Yeah, this makes me root for Google+ too.

    Sure Google may not be particular Linux-centric, but still look at the battlefield:

    - Google wants to beat Facebook.
    - Facebooks weakness in this regard is its privacy concerns and unsupported clientele; Google would want to snatch these up ASAP.
    - Facebook uses a proprietary codec for its video-conferencing thus being subject to licensing-terms and the bill that follows. Any offspring-service of this would be subjected to the same conditions.
    - Facebook is in bed with Microsoft. Microsoft makes money off licensing Skype to Facebook.
    - Microsoft leeches off of Android with imaginary patents, making money from Googles product.
    - Google makes revenue through advertising and are thus more positively geared towards open source as they don't focus on selling software. Google summer of code is an example thereof.
    - Google+ is still in its infancy, it will need major code-contributions to suprseed Facebook.
    - Guess who like to contribute code, Open source users.

    Anyone in their right mind would say that the course is clear: Make Google+ as open as humanly possible, codecs, protocols, API's etc. Google need every inch they can gain over Facebook and Microsoft in regards to wooing users on this one.

    Also, Facebook and Microsoft is hogtied to each other by now because of Skype. All it takes to make them redundant in that department is a widely adopted open sourced voice/video-protocol. It's the software equivalent of scorched earth, only it's not illegal, and everybody but Microsoft and Facebook will prosper from it.
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    Re: Facebook video calling

    Google is by far the largest supporter of open-source software on the planet.

    It is worth remembering that.

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    Re: Facebook video calling

    Quote Originally Posted by handy View Post
    Google is by far the largest supporter of open-source software on the planet.
    That has nothing to do with supporting Linux, however.

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    Re: Facebook video calling

    Quote Originally Posted by Grenage View Post
    That has nothing to do with supporting Linux, however.
    Agreed, though I do like to live in hope...

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    Re: Facebook video calling

    This is the last straw.I am now officially rooting for google in the google+ vs fb war
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    Re: Facebook video calling

    Didn't we have video calling in the 1990's?

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    Re: Facebook video calling

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_NYC View Post
    Didn't we have video calling in the 1990's?
    If you can't use a website to chat, post images, stream web-cams, and generally plan your life, it's just not cool enough.

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