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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SERVICE CHOICE
by on Wed 24th Aug 2005 15:03 UTC

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MY email provider doesnt use jabber, its JUST EMAIL.

Why cant I use my existing email to sign onto Google Talk then?

Is this the problem with jabber?

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RE: SERVICE CHOICE
by Roguelazer on Wed 24th Aug 2005 15:08 in reply to "SERVICE CHOICE"
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2005-06-29

You need to log in to a Jabber server once Gmail opens up their connection to other Jabber servers. There are a lot of Jabber servers. You can see a list here[1]. Also useful is that many Jabber servers have AIM/ICQ/MSN/Whatever interconnects, which is what Google Talk is doing with the federating. Have patience, and stop using all capitals. Please.

1: http://www.jabber.org/network/

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RE: SERVICE CHOICE
by on Thu 25th Aug 2005 08:28 in reply to "SERVICE CHOICE"
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It is the strength of Jabber. It relies on DNS to find your home server, when someone wants to talk to you. It would be impossible for Google Talk to manage addresses in any other domain than their own.

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