Gizmo, the Open Skype Alternative

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Looking through my inbox I came across a link to the Gizmo Project. Basically, it’s a nice face for the SIP protocol, similar to Skype (though Skype doesn’t use SIP).

Gizmo Main Screen

Skype has always served me well (though I’ve admittedly only played with it). It’s a good OS X citizen, sporting a great interface and utilizing some neat OS X software like Growl. However, you have to pay for the voicemail service. You don’t have to with Gizmo (an interim name). Gizmo has both a Mac and Windows version. A Linux version is in the works.

Anyway, I’ll be playing with it. If you want to download and give me a call, drop me a line so I can prep myself.