Problem here is Ubuntu's patching of ALSA configs to use pulseaudio. If you uninstall pulseaudio, ALSA's device configuration breaks up and you will have all sorts of problems. Just use PulseAudio on recent Ubuntus and come to skype linux forums for more help.
rysiek writes "Seems like there might be a revolution in the works, as far as VoIP software for Linux is concerned. After mailing Skype support about Skype providing Mandriva RPM packages, Olivier Faurax got an answer which suggests that the Linux Skype client will be open-sourced. After asking for verification of whether that was the case, the tech support answer claimed it is going to happen, and that it's supposed to happen 'in the nearest future.' Now, this probably only means the client (the underlying protocol will probably be handled by a binary-only library), but even if that's the case, it seems like there is still reason to celebrate."
rysiek writes: Seems like there might be a revolution in the works, as far as VoIP software for Linux is concerned — after mailing Skype support about Skype providing Mandriva RPM packages, Olivier Faurax got an answer that seems to suggest that Linux Skype client will be open-sourced. After asking for verification, if that is the case, the tech support answer claimed it is going to happen, and that it's supposed to happen "in nearest future". Now, this probably only means the client (underlying protocol will probably be handled by a binary-only library), but even if that's the case, seems like there is still reason to celebrate.
live42day writes: "I'm back with some fascinating info. I had to share. In my humble opinion this Karl Loren really seems to know what s/he's talking about. Check out the article below to see what you think about Karl's thoughts on a diet for diabetics (all very interesting stuff!)
"Our Government recommends EXACTLY the wrong diet, and we eat it!
It is painfully obvious to me that the medical profession urges you to use EXACTLY the wrong diet for diabetics, and for that matter, heart disease. The government then enforces this wrong diet. Unbelievably they tell you that it is OK to eat sugar and that your diet should be high in carbohydrates, low in protein. The exact opposite of these recommendations is the truth.
In all my 15+ years of exposing government lies, this is now the biggest and worst of them all!
This page presents the "Karl Loren Diet," but it is different from any diet you have ever looked at. I do NOT suggest particular foods. I suggest you LEARN the principles of food. When you understand these principles you can then make food decisions without reference to some "authority." We suffer from too much authority in our lives now, anyway!
The American Diabetes Association does NOT recommend chromium but DOES recommend sugar!
I can't consider this anything different from mass murder! What the ADA is saying is that you should be on a high carbohydrate diet, and that within THAT diet it doesn't make any difference what type of carbohydrates you get — sugar or vegetables. That is criminal!"
Opinionated, controversial, maybe even a bit shocking, but all very interesting. And to be honest, not at all far from the truth. If you're already familiar with this perspective then you'll know that there are many 'Karl Lorens' out there desperately trying to educate the public.
For more info please read the rest of this article and click on the link below to read more (very interesting) expert advice on a diet for diabetics!
(If clicking on the link doesn't work just copy & paste it in to your web browser — happy reading!)"
kripkenstein writes: After years in which many in the Linux community criticized Skype for lack of development of their Linux client, Skype has released a beta version of its popular application for Linux which, for the first time, supports video calling.
While open-source video calling applications exist, such as Ekiga, they lack the features and reliability of Skype (a FOSS fan myself, I admit this with sorrow). Now that the lack of a good video calling application seems to be solved, has another obstacle in the way of Linux on the desktop been removed?