The only reason I ever boot into Windows (7) is to use the popular video chat software ooVoo (website). It's useless under Wine and there seems to be no way to run it in Ubuntu except for some proprietary tools. Does anyone have any information on some alternatives to running it with Wine?
After some Google Searching and some unsuccessful fiddling around with Wine I decided to search for an alternative. That is When I found Tokbox! Tokbox is A FREE Cloud based alternative to ooVoo for Ubuntu Linux user has just been released.
No need for wine or a Virtual Box and thier is nothing to Download. Tokbox is a website that brings video conferencing into the cloud. What does than mean for you? It will work on any computer that has a web browser and Adobe Flash installed. That means that literally everyone out know can use it and the best part it works INSTANTLY.
Just send them a link through facebook, twitter, Aim, Google Talk or even an email and they can connect this you in a matter of seconds. Take that ooVoo and their is no need for the recipient for the invitation to sign up either. Simply click the link and you are inside a live video conference. I will be installing a Web App using Google Chrome today on all the computers in the Internet cafe today and their will be a big shinny icon on everyones desktop pointing to the TokBox App on everyones home screen. For more information Visit http://www.tokbox.com/ Enjoy.
I use Google hangouts... It's rock solid and stable (never crashes. Even if your internet stops working and then starts working again, you can re-enter the video conference call! Really cool) It's free, up to ten people in the same video call (I think it's ten) It's backed up by the bigegst company in the world... So why not give it a try. I am happy with it... Oh BTW... It has its own mobile app too!