• Skype video calling

    From solarcatone@VERT/DIGDIST to Nightfox on Mon Jun 14 10:45:47 2021
    skype calls are working fine for me. https://get-shareit.com https://get-vidmateapk.com/

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  • From warcable@VERT/DIGDIST to Nightfox on Wed Jul 14 01:50:55 2021
    you can also use zoom as an alternative. https://get-vidmateapk.com

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to warcable on Wed Jul 14 09:03:24 2021
    Re: Skype video calling
    By: warcable to Nightfox on Wed Jul 14 2021 01:50 am

    you can also use zoom as an alternative. https://get-vidmateapk.com

    Without having quoted my message, I don't remember what this was in reference to.

    Nightfox

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  • From jaspritvid@VERT/DIGDIST to Nightfox on Fri Oct 21 00:33:59 2022
    try google duo, it has best video quality

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to jaspritvid on Fri Oct 21 09:29:23 2022
    Re: Skype video calling
    By: jaspritvid to Nightfox on Fri Oct 21 2022 12:33 am

    try google duo, it has best video quality

    Sorry, I don't remember what you were referring to. It would help if you'd quote the part of the message you were replying to.

    Nightfox

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  • From ashramvid@VERT/DIGDIST to Lord Time on Fri Nov 4 00:39:04 2022
    you should try microsoft teams

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  • From Aoelis@VERT/BBSKYPCT to ashramvid on Mon Dec 12 09:59:44 2022
    Re: Skype video calling
    By: ashramvid to Lord Time on Fri Nov 04 2022 12:39 am

    Microsoft teams, WebEx and Zoom are also alternatives to Skype.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Aoelis on Wed Dec 21 09:41:00 2022
    Aoelis wrote to ashramvid <=-

    Microsoft teams, WebEx and Zoom are also alternatives to Skype.

    I'd forgotten about Skype, to be honest. Was an early adopter, as I worked
    at a company that owned an interest in them for some time.

    I'm setting up a business and am looking for voip phone services for it, settled on Google Voice. It seemed the more seamless way of supporting
    inbound calling on my desktop and mobile.


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Gamgee on Thu Dec 22 05:12:04 2022
    Re: Re: Skype video calling
    By: Gamgee to MRO on Wed Dec 21 2022 09:01 pm

    MS doesn't shove anything down my throat.

    That is because you cheat and run Slackware.

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Arelor on Thu Dec 22 07:25:00 2022
    Arelor wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Re: Re: Skype video calling
    By: Gamgee to MRO on Wed Dec 21 2022 09:01 pm

    MS doesn't shove anything down my throat.

    That is because you cheat and run Slackware.

    'Tis true. But, I wouldn't call it "cheating". ;-)



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  • From esc@VERT/MONTEREY to Gamgee on Thu Dec 22 20:54:00 2022
    That is because you cheat and run Slackware.

    'Tis true. But, I wouldn't call it "cheating". ;-)

    Interesting - I haven't messed with Slackware since it was one of my first distros way back in the day. I've been on the Debian (and deb derivative) train for a long time now for all my servers, with arch for my personal desktops. How is the slack experience nowadays? Run into any compatibility issues? How hard is it to get support for newer software?

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to esc on Fri Dec 23 07:33:00 2022
    esc wrote to Gamgee <=-

    That is because you cheat and run Slackware.

    'Tis true. But, I wouldn't call it "cheating". ;-)

    Interesting - I haven't messed with Slackware since it was one of
    my first distros way back in the day. I've been on the Debian
    (and deb derivative) train for a long time now for all my
    servers, with arch for my personal desktops. How is the slack
    experience nowadays? Run into any compatibility issues? How hard
    is it to get support for newer software?

    I've used Slack as my daily driver for 20+ years. Today's version
    (15.0) is a modern and updated Linux distro. I use the XFCE desktop,
    but it comes with KDE and some other minimalist DE's also. Have not had
    any compatibility issues. For software which is not included with the
    stock install, the main source is called "Slackbuilds", located at https://slackbuilds.org . That system gives you links to a software's
    source code, and a build script (a Slackbuild), which you then just run
    to create an installable package; and then you install that package.
    Very simple and most all of it is the latest versions available.

    I've played with a LOT of other distros over the years, and still do,
    but my main stuff all runs on Slackware. Can't really imagine using
    anything else, honestly.



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  • From esc@VERT/MONTEREY to Gamgee on Fri Dec 23 10:08:00 2022
    I've played with a LOT of other distros over the years, and still do,
    but my main stuff all runs on Slackware. Can't really imagine using anything else, honestly.

    Neat. Thanks for the writeup. I think I'll have to spin upa VM an play around with it...that's usually what I do when I want to experiment with a distro. Is it rolling release like arch?

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to esc on Fri Dec 23 17:09:00 2022
    esc wrote to Gamgee <=-

    I've played with a LOT of other distros over the years, and still do,
    but my main stuff all runs on Slackware. Can't really imagine using anything else, honestly.

    Neat. Thanks for the writeup. I think I'll have to spin upa VM
    an play around with it...that's usually what I do when I want to experiment with a distro. Is it rolling release like arch?

    No, it is not rolling. Major new releases are usually at least a couple
    of years apart, but it is under continuous development, and "Security
    fixes" are released often for whatever package needs one.

    There is another "branch" of Slackware called "Current" which gets the
    ongoing development new packages. There is also a "Debian apt-ish"
    package available called SlackPackage, which allows you to keep up with
    the Current branch with mostly-automated updates. Same idea as Debian "unstable". I haven't seriously kept up with Current, as it does tend
    to have some breakage, and is more work than I'm interested in doing.



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  • From esc@VERT/MONTEREY to Gamgee on Fri Dec 23 19:18:00 2022
    No, it is not rolling. Major new releases are usually at least a couple of years apart, but it is under continuous development, and "Security fixes" are released often for whatever package needs one.

    Ah gotcha. Yeah, for personal desktop stuff I prefer rolling but...I treat my OS as its own little hobby. God I'm such a nerd lol.

    My servers and anything with open ports live on something less bleeding edge, though.

    What's the init system? I could easily google this stuff, tell me to rtfm if you like. Just making conversation.

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  • From Boraxman@VERT/MINDS3 to Gamgee on Sat Dec 24 23:45:54 2022
    Re: Re: Skype video calling
    By: Gamgee to esc on Fri Dec 23 2022 07:33 am

    I've used Slack as my daily driver for 20+ years. Today's version
    (15.0) is a modern and updated Linux distro. I use the XFCE desktop,
    but it comes with KDE and some other minimalist DE's also. Have not had
    any compatibility issues. For software which is not included with the
    stock install, the main source is called "Slackbuilds", located at https://slackbuilds.org . That system gives you links to a software's source code, and a build script (a Slackbuild), which you then just run
    to create an installable package; and then you install that package.
    Very simple and most all of it is the latest versions available.

    I've played with a LOT of other distros over the years, and still do,
    but my main stuff all runs on Slackware. Can't really imagine using anything else, honestly.

    What is it about Slackware that draws you to it? I was interested in it a while back, and installed a copy in a Virtual Machine. But I only really just booted it, played with some apps for 10 minutes then didn't look into it further.

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to esc on Sat Dec 24 07:39:00 2022
    esc wrote to Gamgee <=-

    No, it is not rolling. Major new releases are usually at least a couple of years apart, but it is under continuous development, and "Security fixes" are released often for whatever package needs one.

    Ah gotcha. Yeah, for personal desktop stuff I prefer rolling
    but...I treat my OS as its own little hobby. God I'm such a nerd
    lol.

    Hehe, I used to be more involved than I am these days. Compiled my own
    kernel and a lot of (probably un-necessary) configuring.

    My servers and anything with open ports live on something less
    bleeding edge, though.

    Makes sense.

    What's the init system? I could easily google this stuff, tell me
    to rtfm if you like. Just making conversation.

    It's what (used to be) called BSD-style. The Distrowatch page says it's
    SysV, but it's not, really. It *can* be, but isn't normally. It's all
    done in /etc/rc.d, by simply enabling (making executable) the various
    scripts in there, or not enabling them. Very simple, really.



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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Boraxman on Sat Dec 24 07:44:00 2022
    Boraxman wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Re: Re: Skype video calling
    By: Gamgee to esc on Fri Dec 23 2022 07:33 am

    I've used Slack as my daily driver for 20+ years. Today's version
    (15.0) is a modern and updated Linux distro. I use the XFCE desktop,
    but it comes with KDE and some other minimalist DE's also. Have not had
    any compatibility issues. For software which is not included with the
    stock install, the main source is called "Slackbuilds", located at https://slackbuilds.org . That system gives you links to a software's source code, and a build script (a Slackbuild), which you then just run
    to create an installable package; and then you install that package.
    Very simple and most all of it is the latest versions available.

    I've played with a LOT of other distros over the years, and still do,
    but my main stuff all runs on Slackware. Can't really imagine using anything else, honestly.

    What is it about Slackware that draws you to it? I was
    interested in it a while back, and installed a copy in a Virtual
    Machine. But I only really just booted it, played with some apps
    for 10 minutes then didn't look into it further.

    Partly because I'm so used to it, and understand how it works pretty
    well. It's very stable. I like how it uses "true" versions of software
    from upstream, not "Modified for <distro-name> version". It gives me
    good control of the underlying system, and allows me to know exactly
    what's starting/running (no systemd).



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Gamgee on Mon Dec 26 10:14:00 2022
    Gamgee wrote to esc <=-

    It's what (used to be) called BSD-style. The Distrowatch page says
    it's SysV, but it's not, really. It *can* be, but isn't normally.
    It's all done in /etc/rc.d, by simply enabling (making executable) the various scripts in there, or not enabling them. Very simple, really.

    I remember well. More and more things are nudging me in the direction of
    the BSDs. :)




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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Dec 27 14:01:00 2022
    poindexter FORTRAN wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Gamgee wrote to esc <=-

    It's what (used to be) called BSD-style. The Distrowatch page says
    it's SysV, but it's not, really. It *can* be, but isn't normally.
    It's all done in /etc/rc.d, by simply enabling (making executable) the various scripts in there, or not enabling them. Very simple, really.

    I remember well. More and more things are nudging me in the
    direction of the BSDs. :)

    That's something (trying a BSD) that I've meant to do for YEARS, but
    just have never gotten around to it. Maybe in 2023. ;-)



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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to esc on Wed Dec 28 14:11:50 2022
    Re: Re: Skype video calling
    By: esc to Gamgee on Thu Dec 22 2022 08:54 pm

    That is because you cheat and run Slackware.

    'Tis true. But, I wouldn't call it "cheating". ;-)

    Interesting - I haven't messed with Slackware since it was one of my first d nce nowadays? Run into any compatibility issues? How hard is it to get suppo

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    The main downside Slackware has is that its release engineering is piss poor. THat is the chief reason why I migrated most of my old Slackwares to OpenBSD.


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to esc on Wed Dec 28 14:14:22 2022
    Re: Re: Skype video calling
    By: esc to Gamgee on Fri Dec 23 2022 07:18 pm

    What's the init system? I could easily google this stuff, tell me to rtfm if

    Slackware uses a sysinit hacked together to emulate bsdinit. It feels a lot like running bsdinit, to the point a lot of people says it uses a bsd based init.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Boraxman on Wed Dec 28 14:25:41 2022
    Re: Re: Skype video calling
    By: Boraxman to Gamgee on Sat Dec 24 2022 11:45 pm

    What is it about Slackware that draws you to it? I was interested in it a w

    I can't talk about Gamgee's, but for me, Slackware has two big strengths:

    1 - The base system is very consistent and more free from bugs than average.

    2 - Slackware can be used in conjunction with ports-like package managers, which is great if you want to use weird software. In a typical binary distribution such as Debian, you are mostly limited to what is available in your repositories. If you want a newer or older version of something in the repositories, you either get a binary package from a different branch of the distribution you are using (risking breakage due to library incompatibilities), manually compile and install without a package manager (which conflicts with the package manager and causes a mess of the system or create your own package manually (which is time consuming as heck). With something like SlackBuilds, you get the source code, hack the SlackBUild scrpt of a similar program, run it and you are done. Your copy of the package will be built against your installed libraries, freeing you from most issues.

    Another core strengths most SLackware fans are fond of:

    * Base components have no customization or barely any, so general documentation for a package is guaranteed to apply to Slackware (as opposed to distributions that patch their packages in such a way that they don't work as upstream claims they work).

    * No package manager breakage, because the package manager is too simple to break.

    THe biggest drawback is that release engineering just plain sucks.


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  • From HusTler@VERT/CONCHAOS to Arelor on Wed Jan 11 15:21:31 2023
    Re: Re: Skype video calling
    By: Arelor to MRO on Thu Dec 29 2022 04:50 am

    i used to get my linux cds in the mid 90s and try out stuff that way.

    In the 2010s I was the last guy in Spain ordering Linux DVDs via mail because I had no Internet connection for downloading them, and no friend

    I just purchased an Lubuntu CD last year. My thinkin was if all my shit blewup I still had a portable CD/DVD drive and a CD/DVD with an OS. Now days you can run a CD live. So... Go ahead and blowup! Make my day. I'm ready. LOL!

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  • From jeanparis@VERT/SILCHAT to solarcatone on Sun Jun 4 22:15:34 2023
    How about zoom calls? They are not working for me since Saturday. I had an important conference to present https://chi-nese.com/ but it did not work.

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