Time for some new geek juice! I'm searching for an (preferably open source) alternative to Skype, which has been bloated to death. SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is often utilized to create VoIP calls so that's the protocol I've been looking at. So far Okay I think my favourite is Linphone
because it's a SIP-only client; No instant messaging features bloating the situation. The Windows build is lagging behind, but it seems to work.
The reason I'm looking at a small, SIP-only program is because I utilize Miranda for other IM needs; It has two SIP plugins and one Google Talk voice plugin, but none of them have reached real usability so far. That would naturally be my first choice.
There are quite a few other alternatives, too:
- OpenWengo - Much like Gizmo, but open source
- GizmoProject - Much like Wengo, but closed source
- zap! - A very strange Mozilla-core based client which is really too hard to use.
- Ekiga - Just not a very attractive choice
Non-SIP alternatives (apart from TeamSpeak and Ventrilo):
Question: Whatever happened to PhoneGaim?
Answer: You can get a strange installer from http://sipphone.com/phonegaim/
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