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Easy Video Chat with Skype 2.0 in Ubuntu 9.04

Jun 19, 2009, 17:33 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to William Masopust for this link. ]

"To begin, I needed a web camera that was fully supported in Ubuntu. The installation had to be seamless, much like the Apple experience. After doing some research on web camera compatibility with Ubuntu, I decided to hit my local department store and make a selection. The camera I purchased is a Logitech QuickCam Chat. This camera carried a $20 USD price tag (it's $13.99 on Newegg.com at the time of this writing), so it was budget friendly. The camera also included an earpiece with a microphone. While this earpiece/microphone will do the job, I soon found out that the mic must be held close to the mouth in order to be clearly audible for the listener on the other end. To solve this problem, I picked up a Logitech ClearChat Stereo headset with microphone for about $18 USD ($16.99 on Newegg.com at the time of this writing). That's all the hardware I needed for this job."

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