It was good while it lasted. Skype has been sold to Microsoft. I will start closing my account. Any good advice on the alternatives? My wish list is

  • chat
  • voice (multiparty nice, but not neccesary)
  • video calling (multiparty irrelevant)
  • multi-platform (Ubuntu and Windows needed, blackberry and Apple stuff nice to have)

Will keep you posted.

Update 1: So far: Google talk for chat, audio and video. Empathy chat client for Ubuntu to connect to it and a few other services (it can actually do Facebook, Yahoo and a small dozen other services). It SEEMS native google video (as opposed to through empathy) is a bit better.