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Tox as a Skype replacement?

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Tox as a Skype replacement?

#1 Postby colin_b » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:18 pm

Skype 4.3 has been discontinued for Linux http://windowsreport.com/skype-for-linux/

Has anyone tried Tox https://www.linux.com/learn/tox-your-ne ... pplication?

It looks like a good replacement.

One of its benefits over Skype is it is far more secure.

Methinks uTox could be a useful open source addition to MX Linux, and it wouldn't add bloat.

https://tox.chat/clients.html

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Re: Tox as a Skype replacement?

#2 Postby skidoo » Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:50 am

Methinks uTox

Have you tested both uTox and qTox, and you prefer uTox?
https://github.com/uTox/uTox
https://github.com/qTox/qTox
Asking because back last Fall, I tested both; each had separate merits / strong points. (I would have been unable to choose one over the other.)

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Re: Tox as a Skype replacement?

#3 Postby penguin » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:22 am

Some times ago i read that Jitsi can be Linux replacement of Skype.

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https://jitsi.org/what-is-jitsi/

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Re: Tox as a Skype replacement?

#4 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:48 am

Jitsi is in our repos and that's what we recommend in the Users Manual based on forum feedback about alternatives to Skype. I have intended for a long time to test it with a Skype user, and will get to it in the next couple of days.
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Re: Tox as a Skype replacement?

#5 Postby dirkme » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:09 pm

waiting for your test results :happy:

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Re: Tox as a Skype replacement?

#6 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:19 pm

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Re: Tox as a Skype replacement?

#7 Postby GuiGuy » Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:37 pm

Just now (on 3rd July) made two video calls with my skype 4.3.0.37-1 : no problems.
What is the truth?

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Re: Tox as a Skype replacement?

#8 Postby Eadwine Rose » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:01 pm

Hrm.. figured I'd give it a go.. and it's (4.3.0.37) running like normal. Haven't made a call yet, but I am pretty sure that will work as well.
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Re: Tox as a Skype replacement?

#9 Postby colin_b » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:33 pm

Oops, I seem to have created a bit of a kerfuffle. :duh:

Last week I was listening to a talk radio show and someone phoned in and heaped praise on Tox after mentioning that Skype was being discontinued on Linux. I simply thought I'd give Tox a mention as its uTox client is ultra lightweight.

https://tox.chat/clients.html µTox is the lightweight client with minimal dependencies; it not only looks pretty, it runs fast!


I haven't tried it, I simply thought it might be a useful addition to the repositories.

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Re: Tox as a Skype replacement?

#10 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:40 pm

No kerfuffle at all, people just trying to understand the situation. The 4.3 Skype had lots of problems for lots of people.
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