I read about Skype a couple of weeks ago, but I haven’t tried it out yet. Skype is “the next phenomenon from the people who brought you KaZaA. Just like KaZaA, Skype uses P2P (peer-to-peer) technology to connect you to other users – not to share files this time, but to talk for free with your friends.” I’ve used other services like Net2Phone and Dialpad that let you “dial” and talk to people over the Internet, and I was not impressed. The audio quality sucked, in many cases free calls had time limits, and in general the experience left something to be desired. However, at least those applications did not require both parties to have the software installed, as Skype appears to. Skype claims that the audio quality is “better than phones” and offers free calls of unlimited length, so maybe this is worth checking out. Anyone want to try it out?

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