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Is there a way to communicate with someone at their desktop?

My wife is sitting at her home desktop, alpha, which is running a recent version of Ubuntu. I am on a bus, using ConnectBot on my G1 phone, and can SSH into alpha from wherever I am. For complicated ...
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Easy voice talk between 2 computers in 2 countries?

My plan is to enable 2 sets of unsophisticated users (children and their grandparents) in 2 different countries to talk easily. In practice I see it as: A quiet linux computer is on all the time in ...
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How can I get irssi-proxy to send me missed mentions when I connect?

I have an irssi session running in my VPS. I connect to it via irssi-proxy using Xchat on my laptop or Andchat on my Android phone. Is there any way I can make it send all messages containing my nick ...
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How can I talk with my acquaintance on Linux Cinnamon

One of my acquaintances uses Linux Mint with the Cinnamon Desktop. We would like to talk each other via Skype, but we realized that Skype is not supported on Linux Mint with Cinnamon Desktop. We have ...
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Chat source code

Source code of chat program (used for dialog with modem) is open? If it is so, where I can find it? I'm try find it, but no success.
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Linux client that can communicate with NetMeeting

Are there any NetMeeting compatible softwares for Linux environments?
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Application for Facebook Chat

Is there a native Linux application which allows chatting on Facebook Chat? A feature which I particularly require is being able to chat in conversations which include multiple people.
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True P2P chat client?

Does a true P2P chat client exist for Linux? If it does exist, can someone please provide a link? I have tried searching for such a client, but haven't had any luck yet. Ideally the client will ...
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what is the relationship between wvdial, pon and chat?

I've checked their man pages, but I'm still confused. I just know they are all related to ppp connections... I'm surprised that when I googled "pon wvdial relationship", I get no useful results, so I ...
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How to install aMSN on Scientific Linux?

I can't find aMSN in the Scientific Linux 6 repositories.. How can I install it?
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Chat application for monitoring with scripts

I am looking for a chat application, which would have the ability to interact with a shell script. I need this for a home project. An example of the usage would be: A client sends a chat message to ...
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program for PC-to-phone using Gtalk?

I know I can configure empathy to voice chat between gmail users. But is it possible to make PC-to-phone voice calls with empathy or do I have to use Google's browser plugin? Does any program support ...
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Difficulties to establish a ppp connection to a GSM provider

I want to establish a ppp link to a GSM provider with my cell phone modem. The modem gets recognized and I can send AT commands just fine, but I can not get the connection established. My chat script ...
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talkd doesn't print a message

I wanted to use talk with my brother (we both have Debian jessie). So i installed inetutils-inetd, inetutils-talk, and inetutils-talkd. Now i wanted to try wether it works. So i created a testuser ...
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(IP Telephony, VoIP and Video Conferencing) Ekiga configuration for LAN with same subnet

I am looking for a Open Source Voice Chat Application, like Skype, but within an isolated intranet (no internet is available). Is there any application which can run on Scientific Linux or CentOS? ...
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Chat client with a web interface

I'm trying to set up a chat client on my Ubuntu server that I'll be able to access via a browser with my other local computers. Specifically, it would need to support XMPP and IRC. My first thoughts ...
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Google chat video - Fedora / Google Chrome

The webcam is working, because i can see me with the "Cheese" app. ok..... I installed: google-talkplugin_current_i386.rpm then i opened chrome, and this is what i see: ...
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How can I set which is the main account for a meta-contact in Empathy?

Empathy allows users to combine contacts together and create what is called a "meta-contact". So if you have a contact that uses different protocols, eg. GTalk and MSN, you can combine them together ...
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Is MSN chat encrypted or not? If not how can I make it encrypted?

How can I force pidgin to use only encrypted connections when using MSN chat? I'm on Ubuntu 10.04
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I'm looking for a videochat/videoconferencing server software (Debian)

I'd like to host a videochat/videoconferencing server on my Debian VPS. It should be in first place SECURE and light. It should use RTMPE protocol because RTMP is not secured, RTMPS needs an SSL ...