Direct link to the DIGG ARTICLE.
As I posted last time I entered into the blog I have dived head first into the world of Linux. I was working with Kubuntu which is KDE until last night when I decided to try the new Dapper Drake 6.06 Ubuntu which is Gnome, that was released just a few days ago. It actually installed without a hitch and I proclaimed that it was the best thing since sliced bread. The die hard Windows user that I am actually shouted out that I would abandon Windows.
All was well until I got home from College today and I had a Skype conversation with my podcasting partner and it worked just fine, I even said, "Do you think this is a good enough connection to record the podcast with on Saturday?"
A few minutes later after exiting and re-opening Skype I tried to call my linux-guru and it said ringing, and then call duration started but neither of us could hear each other. I rebooted the system, it did not fix it and then I uninstalled Skype, rebooted, and reinstalled and it still does not work.
How can an application work one moment and then just stop!? All the other sound worked the audio input and output, I have made test recordings with the sound recorder that is built into Ubuntu. The test recordings were perfect! Why wouldn't they be?! It worked just an hour ago!
I have changed nothing and I am irritated. It leaves me with these questions.
Is this a problem with my installation? the OS? Is it Skype failing us? Where do we have to go if we have a problem like this? What does this say about the maturity of Linux? Everyone is singing the praises of Ubuntu, its practically the word of the year. Shouldn't it work before we throw a brick through our Windows? (installations)
It also makes me think that it is possible that these 3rd party applications are not providing the support that they should be. Skype doesn't have these issues on Windows, therefore it is possible to make it reliable, who's got to pay and has to be paid for doing the job right for a free OS?
Comments and suggestions are welcome.