It isn't on my priority list either, but I was just pointing out that OSS doesn't have everything covered.I have never needed to use voice chat or video chat, therefore I didn't include it. But if it is essential to your daily life, then you are right neutrino. I would not go with Linux if you rely on voice messaging
Hmm...never tried that before. Isn't it something like Skype, where the person on the other end also needs to have Ekiga? If and when I chat (very rare), it would most probably be with someone who uses Yahoo or MSN.What's wrong w/ Ekiga or the like?
And if you just want to look what there is look at distrowatch:
May I ask why you are only considering Linux as an alternative operating system to install? There are many free UNIX/UNIX-like variants out there that do not all follow Linux's mis-designs and flaws. It may be advantageous to start out on the right foot by using an operating system that respects standards and presents some level of backwards compatibility to the user for future releases of the operating system.
No IM client with video and voice chat.
You can try Solaris or a BSD variant usch as FreeBSD.Purely out of ignorance...I don't know much of these other free UNIX/ UNIX-type variants out there.
What are some alternatives?
But neutrino wants voice and video chat, which gaim/Pidgin doesnt have.Is Pidgin no good for IM'ing?