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Each FX SSB is entirely Containerized...  Now I've never used SKYPE as it's Microsoft owned, and blacklisted in my mind, seeing as it's a never delete-able account.

I don't know how containerized Skype would be within ICE after a user has given Skype free rein to do whatever the hell it wants after its installation.  This "agreement", of course, is a prerequisite for its installation.  But, yes, spence, you're right, this problem is caused by Microsoft as well as with the special policy agreement I'm assuming Canonical has made with Microsoft. (I don't believe Fedora has made such an agreement, and this is reason why I use a Flatpak and not a Snap when installing Skype.)

Too many other options for face to face now-a-days

 ;) 

You're right, spence.  My problem is is that I can't get other people to use them! ::)
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

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You wouldn't install Skype, you'd be using it through a website.

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You're right, spence.  My problem is is that I can't get other people to use them! ::)

Then you're free of the need to interact... jussayin...

I'm not really kidding... or am I... 2020 is all about letting go...

but even my phone's txt messaging app now offers to call anyone... as do insta, fb, mewe... whether I have a phone number for them or not... used to chat regularly, for free... with an Australian MeWe buddy...

« Last Edit: June 15, 2020, 08:47:00 am by spence »
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You wouldn't install Skype, you'd be using it through a website.

Precisely... ICE apps are merely links to websites... no software is ever installed...

But, whilst looking for the link to make an SSB https://www.skype.com
... you'd hafta use something other than FireFox... Microsoft labels it "An UnSupported Browser"

Just remember to tick the box to containerize if you attempt in one of the available Chromium based browsers...


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What a pain it would be to get it working on Firefox:

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-make-skype-for-web-work-on-firefox/

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What a pain it would be to get it working on Firefox:

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-to-make-skype-for-web-work-on-firefox/

IKRight? I never have bothered with Skype, if folks want to video with me they hafta pick something else.   8)

Meanwhile EDGE is now a chromium based browser, or is soon to be. So Theoretically... it'll work in Chromium...

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Skype on the web, in Chrome, is probably the best way to run Skype -- that is, if you need to run Skype at all.

There are updating issues with Skype if you want to use Skype within a Flatpak.  There are privacy issues with Skype is you want to use Skype within a Snap.  Skype doesn't support Firefox browser, and video doesn't work for Skype when running it within Chromium.   Skype is a nuisance -- that's for sure. ::)
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

--  PCNetSpec, Cornwall, Eng.  Dec 03, 2013 5:18 pm