Ekiga Perfect Skype Alternative

Ekiga launched its 4th update and now it is the perfect alternative to skype, the updated version is improved a lot and is available for both Windows and Ubuntu users. Ekiga is the default Voice over Internet Protocol device(VoIP).

The update brings a brand-new interface with an improved roster, revamped chat and accounts windows and a separate call window. It also brings along a faster startup as compared to its predecessor. Ekiga 4.0 also has better GNOME 3 integration with better notifications and the tray icon has been removed. 

New Features and Updated Improvements:

1) Completely new user interface with improved roster, 
2) separate call window and improved chat window and accounts window 
3) Added RTP TOS support
New PulseAudio plugin
5) Better GNOME 3 integration with improved notifications and tray icon removal
Improve audio accuracy on some audio cards
7) Reduced startup time
Themeable icons
9) New audio codecs: SILK (used by skype), G.722.1 (aka Siren 7), G.722.2 (aka GSM-AMR Wide band)
10) Video codecs changes: H.264 optimisations
Fixes in the call history
12) Call auto-answer
13) Partial support for handling multiple video streams (H.239)
Add a new assistant page with an introduction to accounts
15) Various usability fixes:

      i) hitting enter in the roster will trigger a call,
      ii) added mnemonics to various parts of the UI,
      iii) improved Enter key usage in chat (use shift-Enter for soft Enter),
      iv) optimized UI for small screens,
      v) added several tooltips

Several HIG strings related fixes
17) Converted many dependencies as plugins: evolution-data-server, avahi, ldap, ...
Fixes in the LDAP plugin
Many fixes in the experimental Jabber/XMPP and GStreamer plugins
Improved notifications when detecting a new audio device
21) Updated manual

Try the latest release of Ekiga here Click here to download the software.

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