Social From the Start

6 May

Is what Ubuntu 10.04 is claiming to be. And to be honest I agree with that claim totally however I think there could have been a little more done in the way of pre-installed video chatting clients like Skype.

Some of the programs which come with Ubuntu 10.04 are :

Gwibber: “Update your microblog and follow your friends’ status”

Empathy IM Client: “Send and receive messages”

There are literally hundreds of other social networking and chatting clients available. For example one of the first programs I installed was Skype which is a client which allows you to call or video call people on there computers/laptops even some phones now for free if they have Skype installed. On top of this for a small fee you can call almost any landline in the world as well as mobiles. Sadly Skype isn’t in the Ubuntu Software Center and would have to be downloaded from the Skype website Skype. It is a .deb file so easy for anyone to install.

Another piece of software I installed was Qwit: “A Gt4 Twitter Client” So far I have found it a delight to use. This is in the Ubuntu Software Center available for download and automatic installation.

As I said there are hundreds of clients around for Blogging, Micro-Blogging, Social Networking, E-Mail and Chatting available for download whether it be from an exterior source or from the Ubuntu Software Center.

Well I hope I showed enough of what’s available and what is being shipped in Ubuntu 10.04.

Sandy

Is what Ubuntu 10.04 is claiming to be. And to be honest I agree with that claim totally however I think there could have been a little more done in the way of pre-installed video chatting clients like Skype.
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5 Responses to “Social From the Start”

  1. Jack May 14, 2010 at 9:38 pm #

    Well, they likely will include Skype in the Software Center as soon as they start adding Freeware/Commercial Software sections to it (as is the plan). So it may arrive in Maverick, which would be nice since I don’t wanna’ go on the web for stuff like that (Limewire, Skype, HuluDesktop, Adobe Acrobat are all good examples of stuff you don’t wanna’ get in a browser to install- Flash is already included, and will likely be moved to the Freeware section).

    Overall, good review. There are so many ways to communicate, and so many common ones have support for the new indicator applets, it’s quite a nice experience. :3 I don’t see any other OS that offers similar integration and features. This is why open source rocks.

    • linuxandall May 15, 2010 at 12:48 am #

      Thats an awesome bit of info dude. Thanks for that

  2. pcm_man May 15, 2010 at 12:10 am #

    Does Skype support YahooIM users? What other IM clients will this support for chatting? I looked on the website and it said nothing about other Instant Messaging clients that would be compatible so I assume it is ONLY compatible with other Skype users. I’d really like to know because right now I am using Empathy and that works very well but the file transfer function does not work.

    Thanks

    • linuxandall May 15, 2010 at 12:47 am #

      Skype doesn’t support YahooIM but I’ll look into a client which does for you dude.

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