You can even call regular phones at any country in the world, with rates that are unbeatable.
Many plugins have been developed that extend Skype’s functionality. For instance, I use Unyte for remote Desktop handling.
What Skype is missing
Skype is the VoIP market leader, and sure does deserve that place. But there are some very important things that Skype is missing:
- It is not open source
- It does not use open standards
- And it doesn’t support video calls in its Linux version
They care much less for its Linux version than for the Windows one. It does make sense from a naive commercial point of view. But they are missing the support of many geeks and Linkerati. That is a big loss.
They should take in account that, even when they are best, there are lots of bullies
and popular open source rivals
Please Skype, I love your product; just don’t take lasting success for granted.