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Anyone Use Skype on Win98? Seeking Advice
5 Nov 2004 13:31:27 -0800

re: Skype telephony software - Win98 on a Pentium2

I am the moderator of a language learning group with some 600

I have recommended that group members download Skype for use in
language practice among themselves.

I myself have only a Pentium 2, 550 MHZ, Compaq Presario 7478 (250 MB
memory, 40 Gigabyte hard drive).

Before trying to install Skype on my system, I would WELCOME hearing
from others about their success or not -- or hearing any informed
hearsay -- re: using Skype on a Win 98 system such as mine.

I have found an older beta version of Skype: File name:
SkypeSetup-beta.exe v (Freeware).

I've read that on Win98 systems, the video can sap so much of the
system resources that the audio can suffer markedly.

Apparently, the current version is: Version: Release date:
Oct 26, 2004 File name: SkypeSetup.exe -- for Win2000/XP.

Before embarking on this journey, would WELCOME hearing from
you ... your suggestions, caveat, questions, etc ...

Any recommended alternative telephonie software that may be equal to

Thanks so much in advance.


In addition to posting your response here, please also send it
directly to me, at:


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The Skype propa:

Skype is a user friendly P2P software, that allows you to make free
Internet telephone calls (VoIP) to any other Skype user, anywhere in
the world. The sound quality is as good or even better than regular
phones, and requires no additional equipment, besides a normal PC
microphone or headset. The Skype interface is similar to popular
instant messenger clients and allows you to create a profile, with
optional picture, that will be displayed when you call other Skype
users or receive incoming call. The program is very easy to use, and
works with firewalls and NAT without any additional configuration
changes. Basically, all you have to do is download, select a Skype
username and you are ready to make or receive calls.

Skype in a nutshell.

Our software's quick and easy to get started with. Download, register,
install, plug in your headset, speakers or USB phone 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. It just, you
know, works.

Bridging the gap.

And it doesn't just work on Windows, like some other software you may
know. Skype is also for Mac OS X, Linux and PDAs using Pocket PC, with
a native look and feel for each platform. Talking, sending instant
messages or even file transfers work between different platforms like
a charm.

Calling regular phone numbers.

If there weren't enough ways for you to contact your friends, we have
a little thing called SkypeOut. It let's you make calls to
old-fashioned phone numbers all around the world. Landlines, mobile
phones ... it works with almost all of them. SkypeOut is not free but
it is pretty cheap, actually. You can read more about SkypeOut if you

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