Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Skype alternative that works on ubuntu and android?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Beans
    3

    Question Skype alternative that works on ubuntu and android?

    I yall! Can someone please advise me on this situation?

    I have Xubuntu installed on both my hp netbook and Macbook pro 17 3,1. I do not own a smartphone (Or any phone for that matter) but my wife does have an android phone.

    We have been using skype (Me for my Macbook xubuntu and her from her android smartphone running ice cream sandwich) to communicate.

    I need a solution, a skype alternative. Something I can set up on her android phone and my Macbook pro.

    Can I run ekiga on my xubuntu intallation and have her download some compatible android app and set up a sip account?

    And if so, I would I go about configuring this?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Missouri, USA
    Beans
    93
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: Skype alternative that works on ubuntu and android?

    I may be misunderstanding, but I run the Skype for Linux from skype.com and Skype from the Play store. Are there outstanding reasons making that not an option for you? Not trying to be a smarty but that would seem easiest.
    Sincerely.
    Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Reykjavík, Ísland
    Beans
    9,270
    Distro
    Lubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: Skype alternative that works on ubuntu and android?

    Hi, welcome to the fora.

    Have you tried Google Talk?
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Brisbane Australia
    Beans
    713

    Re: Skype alternative that works on ubuntu and android?

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    Have you tried Google Talk?
    It's not called Google Talk anymore, it is called Google Hangouts. It amalgamates Google Talk/Chat/Messenger and the old Hangouts. It is ultimately the best cross-platform communications program nowadays, particularly if you use Google Chrome browser and the Hangouts extension. The problem, of course, is getting all your friends/family to switch over

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Beans
    3

    Re: Skype alternative that works on ubuntu and android?

    Thanx for the reply. I just started another thread that will answer your question, I will paste an excerpt here:

    I went with Xubuntu because I was concerned about the privacy when it's coming to Unity. Hopefully Xubuntu will never have this feature at all. I even went as far as disabling logging.

    Second, with all the privacy crap going on in the news and such, I no longer wanted anything to do with windows, skype, apple (Though I never used apple), Anything google, anything microsoft, anything yahoo and the list goes on.

    (Puts tinfoil hat on) lol

    I even went as far as setting up a decent firewall, adblock, no script and am learning more every day when it's coming to security.

    Do I have anything to hide?

    Absolutely not!

    I just won't empower those who infring on our privacy. I understand nothing and no OS is absolutely secure, but using ubuntu and deleting accounts from all the major vendors and boycotting their websites is a first step to saying "Your business and privacy practices are unacceptable!"

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •