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Date:      Tue, 1 Dec 2015 05:54:16 -0500
From:      Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net>
To:        FreeBSD FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: google hangout and/or skype
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On Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:46:56 +0100, Giuseppe Pagnoni stated:

> Hi all,
> 
> I am running Freebsd 10.2 amd64 on a desktop, and I would need to use
> either Skype or Google Hangout for work. By perusing the web and the
> mail lists, it seems that neither Hangout nor Skype work anymore on
> FreeBSD.  So, I installed Windows 7 in VirtualBox to get around this,
> only to find out that in VirtualBox *USB* doesn't work on FreeBSD
> hosts (and I have a USB webcam, which works in FreeBSD, as tested via
> pwcview).
> 
> Does anybody know of a solution short of dual-booting to Windows? I am
> pretty positive that asking all colleagues to install uTox, ekiga,
> etc. on their various systems is not going to be a successful
> strategy.
> 
> Thanks in advance for any suggestion
> 
> giuseppe

The only method I have seen to guarantee complete compatibility with those
applications is to dual boot with Windows. Why use Win 7 though? You can
update for free to Win 10. Win 10 and the latest versions of Skype and
Hangout work flawlessly on my machine.

-- 
Jerry



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