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I want to get a camera for my computer

by jonontherd / March 22, 2008 9:08 PM PDT

I have a XP Pro Windows PC with a 2.5 ghrtz processor and 512mgb of ram, also my computer is about 5 years old. I want to get a camera and be able to see and talk with my friends and family over the net. I know that I'll need a camera with a built in microphone and they will to. I see this done in TV adds all the time "someone talking with someone else over the net", is it as easy as it looks or will I have to subscribe to a service to do this?

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camera for your computer
by welrdelr / March 22, 2008 9:56 PM PDT

Just find a camera that can be used with what you have and a separate microphone. The program you choose to use will have both peripherals work together.

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Yes indeed...
by glenn30 / March 23, 2008 1:35 AM PDT

It's easy and no subscribing to anything is needed. You will only need one of the Instant Messenger programs installed. I use Windows Live Messenger that is a free download from Microsoft. Others are available too... its your choice. Using a Microsoft camera also but others work just as well.

In my situation I only use this with a couple of people. It's been very useful to keep in touch with a friend in the country of Bulgaria. I do not speak their language but the friend is proficient in English... so we have done quite well for almost seven years now.

Good luck! And thanks for your service.

Glenn

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