Skype user reviews (6)
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|Version: Skype 220.127.116.11|
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Date: 03 Apr 2006, 00:32 GMT
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Skype has been using a buggy OSS implimentation and has, so far, failed to correct the problem. I would use it to great extent if it would work more than once before failing. Having to restart the program every time is more than a pain.
This could be easily worked out if the folks that control the code would open it to the linux community and let the greater numbers of programmers address the issue.
Being as the income made by this program is made by the use of calling long-distance at a minimal charge, there no reason to keep it the code closed from the community that could both help foster a useful program that would be stable and the flagship of the company.
Instead they fail to fix or ignore the problem through at least three releases of the program. When used, I keep getting notices of "Problem with sound device" -- it doesn't release the sound card. C'mon! This would be a Windows 3.0 problem if you would excuse the analogy. (No offense to Windows folks meant.)
More control on sound, implimentaton of ALSA are two suggestions that the program needs. So far as can be assertained these are known, widely known, problems.
For now? Skype is not quite ready for prime time.
Try another program. Linphone, Wengo and Cornfed come to mind, though I've not used them--- yet. (Kept waiting for skype. Wife uses Win and I loaded skype for her on that with great expectations.)
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