"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..."