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Comment split into orthogonal solutions (Score 1) 170

Cheap, easy and pretty good is to split your solution into audio and video parts. Skype does really well at audio. For video, you could use an ip camera and a browser or bolt in anything else you like. If you want completely non-proprietary, ekiga is pretty good in its latest incarnation, though to get good video you have to use the non-free h.264 and for many-to-many you'd have to set up a sip router. That ends up harder.

Comment Re:Linux is succesful because Windows needs a coun (Score 1) 368

But the SUCCESS of Linux is because a lot of those big companies (IBM, Sun/Oracle, Intel, Google, ...) need a way to keep the Microsoft Windows monopoly in line.

No, the success is because GPL makes it economically favourable to build code for Linux.

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