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Gizmo5 users are complaining that since the VoIP outfit was acquired by Google earlier this month, the Linux client of the firm’s tech has been ditched. Only the Windows, Mac and iPhone clients are available for download from Gizmo5’s website, according to some users who have grumbled on the start up’s forum. Gizmo5 offers …


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  1. Anonymous Coward


    Buy everything you can get your hands on then re-release it exclusively on a platform you control. Where have I heard this before?

  2. OffBeatMammal

    Google loves Linux

    but only as a stick to beat Microsoft with.

    once again their support for Open Source turns out to be a sham

  3. A J Stiles

    Thought it was Open Source?

    What's wrong with the "generic" Source Code tarball?

  4. Lars Silver badge

    Understandable concern bye Linux users

    Google is built on Linux from the very beginning so I find it understandable that Google is expected to "pay back" a bit faster to the community behind Linux and to the community of Linux users.

    There is an other interesting thing with Google versus Linux.

    There is this "discussion" about the number of Linux users on the desktop, and Google could provide more reliable statistics, I think, than anybody, else, but they will not, as far as I understand.

  5. Kevin Reader


    >> Google could not immediately be reached for comment at time of writing.

    Maybe their VoIP client doesn't work anymore.

  6. Anonymous Coward

    Download link still exists.....

    A little url manipulation from the link posted gives a nice page with the downloads (and all details) still intact:

    This url: redirects to the following page:

    where there is still a linux client for several distros listed.

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