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Windows Live Messenger with VoIP 169

V-man writes "Microsoft has just launched Windows Live Messenger with free PC-to-PC phone calls and PC-to-phone calling as a pay service provided by Verizon Web Calling. Of course, most people doing PC-to-PC and PC-to-phone calling are probably using Firefox...too bad the Launch Page isn't Mozilla friendly."
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Windows Live Messenger with VoIP

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  • by earnest murderer (888716) on Thursday June 22, 2006 @01:08PM (#15583956)
    Slashdot is composed largely of wankers [] prattling on about things they know nothing about.
  • by QCompson (675963) on Thursday June 22, 2006 @01:14PM (#15583986)
    The nice thing about dealing with verizon is that the U.S. government will archive all of your conversations for free! Of course, you may not be able to access them, but it's nice to know there are backups out there somewhere.
  • by quokkapox (847798) <> on Thursday June 22, 2006 @01:27PM (#15584085)
    One of the things I was taught when I learned how to swim as a child was that a drowning person tends to panic and flail around and fleetingly grab at everything and anything without rational thought. They'll even drag down their own potential rescuer. They can't help it.

    Hey, it's better than a CAR ANALOGY.

  • Re:Firefox? (Score:3, Funny)

    by dhasenan (758719) on Thursday June 22, 2006 @02:09PM (#15584351)
    Quite true.

    Myself, I use telnet on a virtual machine on a remote computer across a firewall running OS/2 as the host OS and an OS I created specifically for security as the guest OS; every hour, the host OS is refreshed from a ROM backup according to a hardware process.

    When I have verified a site as being safe, I then allow myself to access it via a separate SSH tunnel using Mosaic as the rendering engine. Even then, I'm running it in WINE on a virtual machine under NetBSD.

    You just need to take sensible precautions, really.

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