Skype's new packages show VOIP becoming commodity

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| Cheap telephony isn't Skype's only problem. Both Blood and Ostergaard view
| Skype's proprietary environment as a problem. It runs the risk of being
| overtaken by more open networks, according to Ostergaard.
| If Skype wants to survive it needs to adapt and open up, according to Blood.

Another proprietary technology coming to Linux.

Futuremark releases SPMark for Windows Mobile and Linux phones

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| Already available for Symbian devices, the SPMark benchmarking app gives an
| easy-to-understand SPMark system score which is fully comparable with that of
| other phones and between different Operating Systems. SPMark for WinMobile
| and Linux includes 3D gaming and theoretical tests for 3D performance
| evaluation, system tests for WinMobile and Linux applications and
| customizable test runs which include a battery test option.
| [...]
| As stated by Futuremark, SPMark binary licenses are now available for, well,
| licensing.

"Licensing". Sounds like patent-trollish.


Skype 2.0 for Linux Released

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| Skype 2.0 for Linux was released yesterday, and brings one of the most
| awaited features by its users: video calls.

So here it is: video.

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| Today we’re proud to announce the general release of video calls in Skype 2.0
| for Linux. As you may already know, the best things in life are often free
| and now you can make (and receive) free, great quality video calls on Linux. *

Skype for Linux 2.0 - with Video support

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| Skype has released a new Beta version of it’s VoIP client for Linux. The new
| release comes with video support.
| For the first time every Linux’ Skype client now features full video support.
| With this feature the Linux client catches up with the Windows and MacOS
| client. The most important features listed in the changelog are: *
| * * * * * feature: Video.
| * * * * * video feature: Video Devices options dialog.
| * * * * * video feature: Video Accept/Decline dialog.
| * * * * * video feature: Full-screen video.