Jul 042008

Gizmo5 is a Free Phone For Your Computer that makes calling as easy as instant messenging. Gizmo5 is a VoIP software similar to Skype and works nicely with openSUSE 11.0 openSUSE 10.3,10.2,10.1 and most other Linux,Windows,MacOS operating systems. Can be installed on specific Nokia N series mobile phones.

Features include

Voice Calls – Call anyone in the world for free from your computer, save big on calls from your mobile phone.

Instant Message – Chat with friends on Gizmo5, MSN, AIM, Yahoo! and Jabber for free.

File Sharing – Easy sharing of photos, videos and files from your mobile phone or computer.

Video Calls – See friends and family when making calls anywhere in the world. (Desktop version only

Two-way Text Messaging – Send SMS messages directly from your Gizmo5 account

and other features like Group Chat, Free Voicemail, Call Recording, GoogleTalk integration and more.

For more details on features, click here

Let’s install Gizmo5 on our openSUSE system


The pre-requisites for this tool are

GTK+ 2.6 or higher
libstdc++ (v6)

Install the Pre-requisites

opensuse11:~ # yast2 –install gtk2 gconf alsa

Download the latest stable version of the RPM package from here

opensuse11:~ # wget http://download.gizmo5.com/GizmoDownload/gizmo-project-


opensuse11:~ # yast2 –install gizmo-project-

This should install Gizmo5 on your system.

To start Gizmo5, search on the start menu or start from the Terminal as

opensuse11:~ # gizmo

This should start the gizmo5 client. You can register or login with existing credentials and start using and have fun!!!

Gizmo5 free phone for PC