I do it through MSN/Live Messenger. I got the Communicator STX and it is really nice. However I told my mom to get the Microsoft VX-3000 and it looks sort of crappy. I would have thought Microsoft cam + Live Messenger would make a good combo, but may be I need the VX-6000 or just go with a Logitech.
As for other brands? I really don't know. At the very least I don't trust the other drivers.
The Model M is not for the faint of heart. You either like them or hate them.
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