[clug] Skype on Ubuntu
kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Wed Sep 28 04:44:56 GMT 2005
I don't know about what Ben said but I do know that skype is not free.
If you are on a public IP address skype can decide your system is a
supernode. All local calls are routed through your system. It can
make your system somewhat unresponsive.
Something else to think about: all your calls are going through
Edith Smith's desktop.
On 2005 Sep 28 at 2:17 PM, Ben Schreiner wrote:
> Just incase you didn't know, eBay bought Skype and plans to use it as
> a direct marketing engine, i.e. neverending telemarketing, maybe even
> videophone direct marketing through Skype. Straight from Skype's press
> "The acquisition also enables eBay and Skype to pursue entirely new
> lines of business. For example, in addition to eBay's current
> transaction-based fees, ecommerce communications could be monetized on
> a pay-per-call basis through Skype."
> - http://www.skype.com/company/news/2005/skype_ebay.html
> On 9/28/05, Ambrose Andrews <ambrose.andrews at anu.edu.au> wrote:
>> seems to work on hoary with ubuntu's QT.
>> Is this the .deb he's using?
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>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: linux-bounces+ambrose=vrvl.net at lists.samba.org [mailto:linux-
>>> bounces+ambrose=vrvl.net at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Tony and
>>> Sent: Wednesday, 28 September 2005 1:19 PM
>>> To: CLUG mailing list
>>> Subject: [clug] Skype on Ubuntu
>>> A friend is trying to install the Skype Debian package on Ubuntu.
>>> Apparently it has a dependency on a Debian package, libqtc-
>>> In Ubuntu this is called libqt-something. He can ignore the
>>> dependencies and get it installed, but future upgrades are broken
>>> because Ubuntu still says there is a conflict.
>>> What's the best way to fix this?
>>> 1. install the Debian libqt package instead?
>>> 2. hack the dependency list inside the Skype .deb?
>>> 3. something in /etc/apt/preferences?
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