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Google Talk

  1. Aug 23, 2005 #1

    dduardo

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    Google has started their own IM service called Google Talk. You too can join by having a gmail account and a Jabber client (http://www.jabber.org/software/clients.shtml).

    Username: <gmail account username>
    Password: <gmail account password>
    Server: talk.google.com
     
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  3. Aug 24, 2005 #2

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  4. Aug 24, 2005 #3
    So, it comes with talk function too. Has anyone tried it ? Is the quality of sound better than Skype?
     
  5. Aug 24, 2005 #4

    dduardo

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    I'm guessing it is going to be about the same quality. VOIP has been pretty much standardized.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2005 #5
    there is some indication that the quality will be better than skype. Knowing google and they way they operate I think that they will break down some of the barriers of skype, such as the limit on the number of people that can have a conversation.

    At the moment google does not offer calls to landline phones (which does not bother me).
     
  7. Sep 2, 2005 #6

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    This also works on linux using gaim. I think you have to get gaim-vv to add voice capability. Gaim -vv is a "friendly fork of the gaim project to concentrate on video and voice support".

    Gaim-vv
    Gaim instructions

    I'll have to give this a try when I get time.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2005 #7
    I like Google Talk. What will come out next... webspace?
     
  9. Sep 8, 2005 #8
    Googletalk is nice, the talk function is good.. IMO better than skype
     
  10. Sep 8, 2005 #9

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    I hope so. They might even give us 2+GB of space (like their emial)
     
  11. Sep 10, 2005 #10
    That would be great! Is this just a rumor or are they really going to do this in the future?
     
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