Google Talk

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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 [Broken]).

Username: <gmail account username>
Password: <gmail account password>
Server: talk.google.com
 
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So, it comes with talk function too. Has anyone tried it ? Is the quality of sound better than Skype?
 
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I'm guessing it is going to be about the same quality. VOIP has been pretty much standardized.
 
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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).
 
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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.
 
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I like Google Talk. What will come out next... webspace?
 
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Googletalk is nice, the talk function is good.. IMO better than skype
 
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What will come out next... webspace
I hope so. They might even give us 2+GB of space (like their emial)
 
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That would be great! Is this just a rumor or are they really going to do this in the future?
 

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