SightSpeed, a Berkeley, Calif.-based Internet video chat and conferencing company is going to announce a Linux-version of its video chat service sometime later this week. The Linux app is going to help target the fast-growing netbooks (others call them mini-notebooks) category. As we have noted, Linux is the preferred operating system for NetBooks. This video chat client can work with SightSpeed software on other OS platforms. Dell is going to bundle this app on its new Mini 9, on both Windows XP and Linux versions of the device. Dell already offers SightSpeed as “Dell Video Chat.” The company has optimized the software for the netbooks, which are not as powerful as regular computers and have cheaper components.
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