Reddit: YSK: If the Linux Skype client 4.3 stops working tomorrow, web.skype.com already supports audio and video calling on chromium.
For video calls to work, the other person must have updated their desktop client to the latest version (I had to ask people to upgrade their windows desktop client for me to be able to open my camera).
I am not 100% sure but I think Firefox does not work with the website.
Show desktop and group video calls do not seem to be working yet.
I have not tried the Alpha Linux skype client yet, but ghetto-skype, albeit well developed, does not support video calls at all.
Although there are open source alternatives to Skype such as jitsi, sadly it is the most popular program and many people depend on it for their work.submitted by /u/br_shadow
Is there an advantage in using a tiling desktop environment over a tiling terminal emulator such as Terminix? 99% of screenshots I see online that highlight tiling DEs have nothing but CLI apps open (coupled with an odd video perhaps).
Most GUI apps that I use require a significant amount of real estate (IDEs, graphics editors, browser) which makes them pretty much unusable unless one has a high DPI display.
Makes me wonder, is there a niche usecase that would benefit from using a tiling DE over a conventional DE [and doesn't involve usual sysops work]?submitted by /u/linkardtankard
The Kerala government has made a saving of Rs 300 crore through introduction and adoption of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in the school education sector, said a state government official on Sunday.
IT became a compulsory subject in Kerala schools from 2003, but it was in 2005 only that FOSS was introduced in a phased manner and started to replace proprietary software. The decision made by the curriculum committee to implement it in the higher secondary sector has also been completed now.
Are you a bit tired of the same old options of salt and pepper, meaning having to choose only between the venerable Windows and MAC computer operating systems?
Looking to branch out a bit, maybe take a walk on the wild side, learn some new things and save money?
If so, the Linux operating system, which has been around for a long time and is used and loved by many hard-core techies and developers, may now be ready for prime time with the masses.