WINDOWS XP SKYPE ALTERNATIVE

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    NUNCHUKNEO2

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    hey guys me and a friend are looking for a skype alternative or basically a clone 2 use on windows xp. We both use net meeting but want something a bit more modern and that kan do kalls like skype does. I was looking at Microsoft office communicator 2005 and Microsoft lync but I am not sure if that will run on xp any suggestions?
     
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    Mike_Walsh

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    Old thread, I know. However....

    Once you're online - in a reasonably competent browser - the choice of video-calling apps is quite good. You've got:-

    Google's "Meet" (the successor to Hangouts)
    Google's "Duo" (this one is designed for one-to-one calls)
    The Skype webapp
    The JitsiMeet webapp
    The WIRE webapp

    .....etc., etc. That's just a small sample; there's a ton more out there, but these are ones I can recommend myself.


    Mike. ;)
     
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    The OP hasn't logged in since Aug 22 so doubt your reply will be read by them. There have been a lot of recent ghost users (new users create account, make 1 post then never reappear). These users never contribute anything so no big loss.

    NetMeeting? That still works or are you just having flashbacks?

    It should be noted that all of those options require setting up an account, i.e., handing over your personal information, cell phone number, etc. except for Jitsi Meet.

    Jitsi Meet and Skype have options similar to Zoom where you can start meetings and invite participants, no account required but I don't think they can be used to place calls. I've used both Jitsi Meet and Skype conference, both work in modern browsers as well as 360 Chrome 11 by Hummingowl in XP.

    https://www.skype.com/en/free-conference-call/
     
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    Fair comment. I don't come here as often as I used to, but I'm well-used to this kind of thing from many other fora I subscribe to.....and on two where I moderate, such members are often setting things up for posting a flood of spam if the environment seems favourable!

    As you say.....no big loss.

    Mike. ;)
     
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