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google hangouts

Videocalling has been a Microsoft bastion for a long time by means of Skype for Windows, Apple and Android and, with askype ex few audio hickups, Linux.

HangoutsLuckily as of now (oktober 2014) these days are over: Google released the new "Hangout" app for ALL platforms and is is easy to install and does no longer need to run Google+.

The only requirement is a Google/GMail account.
As a bonus Hangouts offers Remote Desktop sharing & control as well!

So let's give it a try:

Windows / Apple

For Windows and Apple first download an install the browser:

Chrome-Browser and/ or Firefox

After the download has finished, doubleclick the file to install.
The browser then will automatically start, and you should login to your Google account.
Stll no Google account? Register here.

Hangouts install instructions

Chrome visit the webstore and search for "Hangouts", Click on "Available for Chrome.
In the top corner of your browser there will be the Hangouts icon and when clicked upon the app will start and show your GMail contacts who have Hangout installed.
After that the App runs independently, and you no longer need the browser window to be open.

Firefox visit the addon page and install the Hangout plugin,
In the top corner of your browser there will be the Hangouts icon and when clicked upon the app will start and show your GMail contacts who have Hangout installed.
After that the App runs as Standalone so you can close the browser window if you wish.


Linux

For Linux there are three Chrome flavours:

  • Chrome-Browser.
  • Chromium-Browser. (OpenSource and the "source" for Google-Chrome)
  • Chrome-Browser Beta (Bleeding Edge version with Chromecast support)

Chromium
Type in a terminal (or use Synaptic Software GUI)

sudo apt-get install google-chrome   #(or chromium-browser for the Open-Source version)

Firefox

In a terminal (or use Synaptic Software GUI)

sudo apt-get install firefox

Follow the "Hangouts" instructions as mentioned above.

firefox hangouts

 

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