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Core Duo and Pentium D owners can now enjoy conferencing with up to 10 people

This is even more reason to buy an Intel Core Duo or Pentium D processor, right? Intel claims that versions of Skype 2.0 and higher will be able to support conference calls with up to 10 people only if you are using an Intel dual-core processor.

This feature takes advantage of multi-tasking capabilities using Intel's revolutionary new dual-core technology. Without impacting performance, you can make calls while simultaneously running programs such as email, word processing, multimedia applications, virus scan and more.

EETimes reports that even more Intel-specific optimizations are on the way:

The two companies are planning additional feature extensions and optimization of Skype for Intel’s dual-core processors, Skype said. Later this year, Skype will release video calling optimized for Intel dual-core technology, the company added.

So should AMD dual-core owners feel left out? Probably not. It's doubtful that many would be using Skype to conference with 10 anyway. And even if you would pursue the feature, I'm sure that there will be some hack/crack to enable the feature in the near future...

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RE: Who cares?
By Exodus220 on 2/8/2006 4:30:51 PM , Rating: 2
I haven't used Google Talk but I have found Skype to be an excellent service for my needs. My fiance is in Russia for the next 4 months and without Skype we would not talk at all because phone cards are much too expensive. I have been pleasantly surprised with the quality and ease of use for Skype. Sure I don't care about the 10 Person Conference because I don't have that many friends on my list, but it is a bummer that companies do that with Intel.

RE: Who cares?
By Jynx980 on 2/9/2006 1:10:52 AM , Rating: 2
Mail order bride? :0

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