I have been experimenting with Skype, the VOIP service. I had heard many good things about it and colleagues were encouraging me to download it. So, I did. The latest version.
And it doesn't work. Apparently I have to patch my OS - and no guarantees even then. [Are you kidding me? Patch the OS?]
Skype fails the "mom test", meaning that it is too difficult for my mom to figure out. Hell, it is too difficult for a relatively technically adept person like me to figure out.
I have spent at least an hour on the forums trying to find a solution to the voice issue (after about a minute, my voice stops transmitting. I can hear others, they can't hear me). Let me tell you, there are some IRATE people on those forums. Apparently, the beta worked. Now the latest version doesn't.
Update: Neville says Babble sucks (well, he said it much more eloquently). He is testing Teleo.