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Finally - video chat between a mac and a PC - skype

So we tried google's video chat. The self test worked out on my parent's computer (a PC) and the self test worked out on my mac. Then when we tried the chat neither audio nor video worked.

It was a bit of a disappointment, because it seemed to me it should, going through flash, be platform independent, especially since the self-tests worked out.

What did work was Skype. I'm naturally suspicious of closed source free things - I'm waiting for the day when skype will start charging, but until then : the future is here see the person when you talk to them on the phone. That's what we were promised in the 21st century. Our flying cars and ships to mars arn't here yet, but I'll settle for the video phone on my computer...

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