not being able to use Skype is a big problem

Harald Welte laforge at
Thu Jul 3 13:04:27 CEST 2008

Let me just comment two things to this thread:

1) there are quite a number of linux-using VoIP WiFi phones out there.
   They usually have way less powerful CPU's like the N8xx.  I know of
   one particular popular product from Accton which is IMHO sold as
   netgear and SMC product that is based on the OMAP850. So no
   ARMv5 instruction set problems here.  Probably problems with some
   proprietary UI toolkit / window system they might be using.

2) Just a legal warning.  the skype client is proprietary software and
   has a license agreement.  Without further review, I am quite sure
   that running it on any different hardware than the one it was shipped
   on, or doing any type of modification is most likely not permitted.


Harald [who still wonders why any freedom-loving person  would ever 
        want to use skype, probably one of the most proprietary
	systems out on the net today]
- Harald Welte <laforge at>         
Software for the world's first truly open Free Software mobile phone

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