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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RE: gaim v1.5.0
by on Wed 24th Aug 2005 12:51 UTC

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But it works perfectly with Kopete 0.9.2 ;)

The used protocol is XMPP (Jabber). But Google will not bridge messages to others XMPP servers, so you can only chat with gmail suscribers. Too bad.

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RE[2]: gaim v1.5.0
by on Wed 24th Aug 2005 18:46 in reply to "RE: gaim v1.5.0"
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Works perfectly fine.
Did you select "Jabber" as the protocol and follow the instructions given on the Google website?

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RE[3]: gaim v1.5.0
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 24th Aug 2005 18:49 in reply to "RE[2]: gaim v1.5.0"
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2005-06-29

Works fine with Gaim 1.4.0 here-- I had to dust off some Gmail invite somewhere, but now it works like a charm with Gaim on Ubuntu.

Obviously I have no one to add, so it's kind of useless, but oh well.

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