The best Skype alternatives on Softonic

A year or two ago, hardly anyone was really aware of VoIP (Voice over IP) telephone calls and the technology was very much the preserve of geeks. The revolution that Skype unleashed on an aging and overly self-satisfied telecoms industry was a long time coming and this little program truly has ushered in a new era of cheap global communication. The sign of a great program is its universal appeal, and Skype has that in spades.

But time waits for no software, and while Skype is certainly the market leader it is facing some stiff competition from feature-packed newcomers. So if you’ve had annoying disconnect issues with Skype, or you’d just like to try an alternative, be sure to take a look at Nick’s post on the topic.

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If you’re something of a Photoshop addict, don’t miss Cyril’s latest post in our Photoshop tips series. It’s a collection of the best online sources for tips and tricks in the #1 graphics application, so if a tip’s worth knowing, you’ll find it there. Finally, if you’re sick of windows, why not give Ubuntu a go? They’ve just upgraded to their best looking, most user-friendly version yet… and with every new version, the reasons for staying with a non-free OS become fewer.

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