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Re: Linux alternative apps page(s)


Hi John,

I use Skype, but haven't tried any of the Open Source VOIP apps to see if they work with it (or are better).  If they don't work with Skype (and especially if they don't have versions for other Operating Systems) then we may need to mention it as well.  

An alternative to mentioning the proprietary applications is to make a note at the bottom along the lines of "Check with the providers of your current applications to see if they have a Ubuntu/linux version available."

Have a great day:)

P.S. I will take a look at the VOIP apps this weekend, to see how they compare to Skype (or interoperate with it).

----- Original Message -----
From: "c7p" <c7p.admin@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "ubuntu manual" <ubuntu-manual@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 4, 2011 12:08:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-manual] Linux alternative apps page(s)

Hello everyone, 

there is an issue with the license of the linux alternative apps. Well, since we are an open-source project and part of linux open source community i think we would better add only open source software and preferably free software and NOT proprietary software. 
For example picasa, skype, lotus office , Adobe Acrobat Reader are proprietary. For me picasa, lotus office, Adobe Acrobat Reader can't provide me more than open source alternative apps can do. I don't use VoIP so i don't know if Skype is irreplaceable. 

What do you think ? 


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