Monday, March 14, 2005

Thanks to MacSteve , who is now attending the SXSW conference in Austin, I now know about Skype . Skype is free internet telephony. Download Skype's software, it can be used with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and PDAs using Pocket PC, register, install, plug in your speakers and microphone and start calling your friends. The calls have excellent sound quality and are highly secure with end-to-end encryption. You don’t even need to configure your firewall or router or any other networking gear. The most important's for free! There is also the possibility of callling traditional landline phone numbers too, using SkypeOut although here you have to pay rates, it is cheaper than using any other phone company. And it works everywhere in the world. MacSteve used his laptop to call from Austin, Texas, to Germany, for instance. I'll dash and install it at our laptop at home! Supposing I have Windows 2000. Because...I think we still have Windows 98. Horror!

Gracias a MacSteve , que ahora mismito esta en la conferencia SXSW en Austin, me he enterado de un nuevo sistema de telefonia gratuita por internet, Skype . Solo hay que bajarse el software, registrarse, conectar los altavoces y el microfono y venga! a llamar a los amigos. Gratis! Skype esta disponible para Windows 2000, Mac OS X, Linux y PDAs usando Pocket PC. MacSteve me asegura que las llamadas tienen una calidad excelente de sonido. Skype confirma que no es necesario configurar el firewall o router o cualquier otro tipo de instrumento de networking. Y lo mas importante de todo es gratis! Tambien ofrecen la posibilidad de llamar a telefonos normales, usando SkypeOut, aunque aqui hay que pagar una cuota que, parece ser, es mas barata que otras companias telefonicas. Skype se puede usar desde cualquier pais del mundo. MacSteve lo uso desde su portatil para llamar a Alemania desde Austin, Texas. No es genial? Corro ahora mismo a instalarmelo en casa...err..suponiendo que tenga Windows 2000. Porque me da la impresion que...tengo Windows 98! Horror!

The weather today:
UV Index: 0 Low
Dew Point:2C
Visibility:10 miles
Barometer: 1,011.9 mb

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