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No Linux or Mac Drivers for Skype Phones? What are They Thinking?

Nov 08, 2007, 01:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stan Beer)

"As a committed Ubuntu Linux newbie, I've been feeling pretty pleased with my new distribution over the past couple of days. However, I've hit a telecommunications snag and, judging by the free flow of angst pervading all of the Linux forums I've visited, I'm not alone in my disgust.

"In a nutshell, Linux users simply can't find a dual-mode cordless USB handset that supports both Skype and the ordinary telephone network. This is in spite of the fact that such handsets have been available for Microsoft Windows users for two and a half years. The fault clearly lies with the dual phone handset makers for their contemptuous treatment of Linux users by not developing the drivers but Skype itself is not entirely blameless..."

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