[FSUG-Bangalore] FSUG-Bangalore Digest, Vol 31, Issue 63

Praveen A pravi.a at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 16:59:22 IST 2008

2008/11/23 Hemanth H.M <hemanth.hm at gmail.com>:
> A General Question ?
> It might be the , voice and video chat integrated  in the inbox or it may be
> Gtalk , rather Google Chrome itself , ain't available for Linux
> Why most of the Google Softwares are not available for Linux  ?
> What can we FSUG guys do about it , please give your thoughts .

Well, we have empathy messenger which support voice chat. People are
adding GNU/Linux versions of video chat and chrome. Things will start
changing once we have a large number of GNU/Linux users, but I'm not
sure if that is what we wanted.

For example Adobe released 64 bit version of its flash player for
GNU/Linux before it released for any other OSes. Do you think that is
what we wanted? flash player from adobe is still proprietary even
though they released GNU/Linux version first.

I am happy with empathy having voice chat support with fully Free
Software, even though we had to wait longer to get there.

Freedom is worth waiting for.

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