[kwlug-disc] Google Hangouts (now?) a Skype killer?

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Wed Sep 25 14:03:58 EDT 2013


I hate Skype for no other reason that the amount of spam I get with it.
 Everyday there's some hot girl from some country I've never heard of
begging to be my friend.  I know some of you guys get this in real life all
the time, but in Skype it's annoying!

So I welcome a replacement for Skype.

Installing the Hangout extensions now, thanks for pointing them out.



On 25 September 2013 13:44, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> Google talk (xabber) notifications have now been showing up in Hangouts on
> my Android phone.
>
> I see in Chrome (extension and app) that Hangouts can now call landlines.
> (A for fee service with Skype.)
>
> Has Hangouts become a Skype killer?
> (Have never been able to install Skype on my 64-bit Kubuntu 12.04 LTS - it
> wants to add a zillion i386 packages / remove a bunch of current ones. I'm
> hoping my next install, probably SuSe will avoid that. Thus has Google /
> Chrome / Hangouts become more ubiquitous than Skype?)
>
> Does YouTube and Hangouts now overlap? To what extent?
>
> Not suggesting it be used for kwlug meetings, but it seems that people are
> using Hangouts for meetings / presentations, not just video calls.
>
> Convergence?
>
> (Avoidance of Skype / MS / 3rd party on ChromeBooks?)
>
>
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