"Skype vs Ekiga – which is actually easier to use? This is
one of my favorite examples of using open vs. closed source
software as it hits close to home for me personally. I have been
using Ekiga since the days it was known as Gnomemeeting. Ekiga has
always served me well as my preferred VoIP client for quite some
"However, once Skype came to Linux I found that I was suddenly
not using Ekiga as often anymore."