skype video conferencing

man. looks like skype has announced today a new beta version (for windows only) that supports video conferencing.

*sigh* yup, windows only. *sigh* yup, still all proprietary.

but, dammit. free, and probably just works. man, i hope there's an xmpp-based free alternative that can catch 'em. until then, now i'm really tempted to rebuild a windows box. *or* i could just wait for the os x release ;)