, designed by Simon Morlat, is what is called by Internet phone or Voice Over IP phone. Detailed below are some of its main features.
- Communication: Linphone is a software specially designed to allow the user to freely communicate with people on the Internet. For that, users can choose voice or video calls or communication via instant messaging.
- Protocol: in order to establish communication, Linphone directly uses the IP address of the computer and the user only needs a webcam and a microphone. As protocol, it uses SIP protocol which is an open standard for Internet phone. Therefore, the software is compatible with any SIP VoIP operator.
- Compatibility: Linphone can be used with Windows operating system, Linux, MacOSX. To go further, it is also compatible with Android, Blackberry and iPhone mobile phones.
- File transfer: like any other protocol of its genre, Linphone also provides users the ability to exchange files. Files can be videos, images, audio and other document files.
- Operating Systems: Linux, Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Mac OS X.
- Required disk space: 17 MB
- Linphone is downloadable free of charge.
- The interface intuitive and plain.
- It is quite heavy and consumes a lot of system resources