View Full Version : Paltalk Running In Linux!!
03-16-2008, 05:33 AM
Good Evening Everyone, well this is quite exciting paltalk operates natively in Linux!
This is an alpha trial system apparently and the screen is entirely different to the windows version!
The system uses and operates in a browser, I am using Firefox in a PCLOS system.
I have determined that some linux machines do not receive the sound and others do.
Java is required to be loaded but the java version does not appear to matter, the PCLOS 2007 system appears to operate OK straight out of the box!
I haven't tried other operating systems at this point.
Things are on the up and up!
03-16-2008, 04:59 PM
WOW! Lawrence, That link actually enabled me to sign in and wiew the Paltalk screen. It does look totally different from what I usually see. Kinda neat!:D
03-17-2008, 05:28 AM
Still wish I could get pidgon running it. But hey...good find there its awesome :)
03-17-2008, 07:23 AM
I also checked it out. I just looks like a web based version of Paltalk. I think it's great if it works for you. My experience is the web based versions of most software don't perform as well as the full version. Why not just use your Windows computer for Paltalk on Wednesdays?
03-17-2008, 07:32 AM
Good Evening all, Yes there was previously a plug in for "Gaim" so I am informed but there were some problems when Paltalk was rewritten.
I think Gaim might have become Pidgon, but am not sure.
This idea of running in a browser does not look very successful, texting seems OK but sound obviously is a problem.
I was even running this Paltalk in a live Puppy Linux CD booted system in Sea Monkey, so it is certainly interesting.
It will be nice when a decent solid program in Linux is available, there are thousands of people that currently only retain dual boot Windows / Linux machines purely because of programs like Paltalk and will dump Windows in an instant as soon as a suitable solution appears. Part of the problem appears to be that adds won't run in Linux! LOL!
Good Evening John, yes I have been using either a dual boot Windows / Linux or a dedicated Windows machine here, but keeping the malware protection up to date and doing occasional scans in them really becomes strange for the amount of time they are in use, I only really use windows for our Paltalk sessions and Linux for every other day to day operation. (like now)
If you get an old machine you must give this system a try and you will appreciate this circumstance, you only need a fraction of the resources and no support programs. It has to be experienced to be understood.
03-17-2008, 07:47 AM
Indeed gaim is now Pidgon :)
What an awesome name!
Wine has basic support for paltalk anyway, it installs fine.
Most apps are growing up and giving native linux support. The linux version of skype works like a dream :)
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