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Sky Linux Alternatives

Sky Linux is described as 'Client for Lync/Skype for Business on Linux' and is a Video Calling app in the social & communications category. There are three alternatives to Sky Linux for a variety of platforms, including BSD, Linux, Mac, and Windows. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Sky Linux are Empathy and Beagle IM.

Sky Linux alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Video Calling Apps or IRC Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Sky Linux.
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Client for Lync/Skype for Business on Linux.

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  1. Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for protocols that support it.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPidgin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportPidgin support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ PortablePidgin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.

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    Empathy is currently unmaintained. Last version, 3.25, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.


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    Beagle IM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    BeagleIM is a lightweight and powerful XMPP client developed by Tigase, Inc. It provides an easy way to start using the XMPP Protocol (formerly known as Jabber) if you've never used it before. Veterans of the protocol will find many features here they are familiar.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionBeagle IM has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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