Software Evaluation Tracey Stewart February 19, 2012
Oovoo <ul><li>Oovoo -  an audio and video instant messaging client software that enables everyone to have face-to-face vid...
Skype <ul><li>Skype – proprietary voice-over-Internet Protocol service and software application that allows users to commu...
Pros Oovoo  Skype <ul><li>Can call up to six people with free version and twelve people with pro option </li></ul><ul><li>...
Cons Oovoo  Skype <ul><li>All features not available for Mac users </li></ul><ul><li>Audio can stutter at low bandwidth.  ...
Oovoo System Requirements <ul><li>Windows Version 3.0.11.47 for Windows System Requirements:  Pentium 4 1Ghz with 256MB of...
Skype System Requirements <ul><li>Windows Version Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit versions support...
Features of Oovoo <ul><li>Free version - Unlimited 6-way video chat on web, desktop, smart phone and tablet. HD quality vi...
Features of Skype <ul><li>Free version - video calling, Skype calls, transfer calls to other Skype contacts,   caller ID, ...
Recommendation <ul><li>Although they are both video-conferencing and messaging software, they are different. I’ve personal...
Resources <ul><li>http://fr.news.yahoo.com/photos/cisco-demande-à-leurope-réexaminer-rachat-skype-microsoft-photo-08525918...
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  1. 1. Software Evaluation Tracey Stewart February 19, 2012
  2. 2. Oovoo <ul><li>Oovoo - an audio and video instant messaging client software that enables everyone to have face-to-face video calls over the Internet . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Skype <ul><li>Skype – proprietary voice-over-Internet Protocol service and software application that allows users to communicate with peers by voice, video, and instant messaging over the Internet. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pros Oovoo Skype <ul><li>Can call up to six people with free version and twelve people with pro option </li></ul><ul><li>Available for computer, mobile phone and tablet </li></ul><ul><li>Embed video onto your blog, website or social networking site. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to upload recorded videos directly to YouTube once recorded </li></ul><ul><li>Text or video chats, HD video, a recording option for saving presentations or interviews, screen sharing, and the ability to send files to other parties </li></ul><ul><li>Can call anywhere in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Ad free </li></ul><ul><li>Wifi capability </li></ul><ul><li>Text or video chats, HD video, a recording option for saving presentations or interviews, screen sharing, and the ability to send files to other parties </li></ul><ul><li>Works behind typical network security devices (i.e. firewalls) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cons Oovoo Skype <ul><li>All features not available for Mac users </li></ul><ul><li>Audio can stutter at low bandwidth. </li></ul><ul><li>Ad free only for paid version </li></ul><ul><li>Security risk because it’s a peer to peer networking system </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent outages </li></ul><ul><li>Requires internet to function </li></ul>
  6. 6. Oovoo System Requirements <ul><li>Windows Version 3.0.11.47 for Windows System Requirements: Pentium 4 1Ghz with 256MB of RAM 20MB Hard disk space Webcam and Headset Broadband connection (Cable, DSL etc..) Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Mac® Version 3.0.2.116 for Macintosh System Requirements: Intel Macs with 256 MB of RAM or more 20 MB Hard disk space Mac-compatible Webcam and Headset Broadband connection (Cable, DSL, etc.) Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6.x) and later </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Version 1.2.6 for Android Version 1.0.12 for iOSSystem Requirements: Android OS 2.2 and up iOS 4.0 – 5.0 Works on WiFi, 3G, 4G Supported phones </li></ul>
  7. 7. Skype System Requirements <ul><li>Windows Version Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit versions supported), Processor At least 1GHz, At least 256 MB RAM, and Additional software - DirectX v9.0 or above </li></ul><ul><li>Mac Version Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard”, Mac OS X v10.6 “Snow Leopard”, Mac OS X v10.7 &quot;Lion“, (32-bit and 64-bit versions supported), 1 GHz Intel processor (Core 2 duo), 1 GB RAM, and Additional software - The latest version of QuickTime </li></ul><ul><li>Linux Version Ubuntu 8.10+ 32-bit, Ubuntu 8.10+ 64-bit Debian Lenny, Fedora 10+, OpenSUSE 11+, Dynamic Static, Processor At least 1GHz, RAM At least 256 MB Additional software - Qt 4.4.0, D-Bus 1.0.0, libasound 1.0.18, Pulse Audio 0.9.16 (recommended), BlueZ 4.0.0 (recommended) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Features of Oovoo <ul><li>Free version - Unlimited 6-way video chat on web, desktop, smart phone and tablet. HD quality video chat. Your own web chat room and can send up to 5mb of files. </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Premium - Unlimited HD video chat with more video windows. No ads. Phone minutes. Unlimited access to premium features and can send up to 25mb of files. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Features of Skype <ul><li>Free version - video calling, Skype calls, transfer calls to other Skype contacts, caller ID, voicemail, send files of any size </li></ul><ul><li>Paid version – conference calls, transfer calls to anyone, Wifi (pay for time you’re online), voicemail, send files of any size, can call international from any phone (landline or mobile) at Skype rates </li></ul>
  10. 10. Recommendation <ul><li>Although they are both video-conferencing and messaging software, they are different. I’ve personally used Skype and experienced drop calls and video freezing. I also experienced a security risk of my computer being hacked into. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve had friends us Oovoo and they didn’t have any complaints. Both have pros and cons and it really depends on how your are going to use it. </li></ul><ul><li>I would recommend Oovoo just from my experience I’ve had with Skype. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Resources <ul><li>http://fr.news.yahoo.com/photos/cisco-demande-à-leurope-réexaminer-rachat-skype-microsoft-photo-085259182.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.oovoo.com/home.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/home/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.worldstart.com/oovoo/ </li></ul>

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