Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Aug 2005 12:33 UTC
Google Google has launched an instant-messaging (IM) program that allows text chat and computer-to-computer voice connections, a move that highlights the search giant's increasing competition with Yahoo, Microsoft and America Online. You can download Google Talk here. Google also makes it very clear that you do not need Google Talk to use their service, and they provide detailed instructions on using other IM clients to connect to Google Talk. Update: Micheal Robertson announces partnership with Google to promote the use of open standards in VoIP/IM.
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G-Connected
by JCooper on Wed 24th Aug 2005 12:45 UTC
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2005-07-06

This is a very simple client that atually makes net calling very simple. It certainly is a very straightforward approach to messaging, with no (as yet) clutter. If they can actually manage to interconnect all the IM protocols and provide unified messaging, that would be multiple kudos to Google!

I'm looking forward to the opening of their SIP protocol so open source projects can adopt it. It would also be nice if we had a GTK/Qt based messenger for non-Windows machines (for those of us who don't throughly enjoy Gaim/<insert your fav IM client here>), but that's just hoping!

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RE: G-Connected
by 1c3d0g on Wed 24th Aug 2005 14:51 in reply to "G-Connected"
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2005-07-06

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I'm looking forward to the opening of their SIP protocol so open source projects can adopt it. It would also be nice if we had a GTK/Qt based messenger for non-Windows machines (for those of us who don't throughly enjoy Gaim/<insert your fav IM client here>), but that's just hoping!


Well for that we have Gizmo, the best thing since sliced bread!

http://www.gizmoproject.com/

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RE: G-Connected
by on Wed 24th Aug 2005 16:57 in reply to "G-Connected"
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Well there is Gossip, Kopete and Miranda IM just to name a few.

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