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Mini Review: Just had a nice chat with Jon Gales using the iChat client, and it worked perfectly. The quality of sound was great and had no feedback or anything of the sort using Powerbook’s built in Mic and speakers. Anyone have screen shots of the […]

Mini Review: Just had a nice chat with Jon Gales using the iChat client, and it worked perfectly. The quality of sound was great and had no feedback or anything of the sort using Powerbook’s built in Mic and speakers. Anyone have screen shots of the official GTalk application, which I believe is for Windows only. You can get it here.

Still, an hour or so later, I am wondering why I need another Voice-over-IM client, given that I don’t use the ones that I have right now as much. I think Yahoo+DialPad makes more sense. When AOL does AIM-Plus-Voice-to-the-Phone, I may use it more. Still, Google has dipped its toes in voice waters, and it will be good to see what future enhancements they come-up with. For now, Skype has nothing to worry about except its own lack of supersonic growth.

Danny Sullivan, the real Search Engine guru is not impressed and writes, “Heck, Google Talk doesn’t even feature a box to let you search for things, as rival products from AOL and Yahoo do.” My full analysis later!

gtalk A lot of people are talking via Jabber server that is sitting on talk.google.com. I have been IMed by multiple sources who are in the process of setting up their Jabber clients. I have reports on Gaim, Adium and iChat being able to communicate via Jabber/Google Talk. You can sign-in using your Google ID which is your gmail address and password. I am having a tough time getting it up and running because of firewall issues.

gtalk2 Hopefully, will figure it out soon enough. Think of this as an update to my earlier post this morning.
Here is a screenshot. Niall has a how-to here.

  1. I just logged in to it with Gaim.

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  2. It is up and running, and you can login with your Gmail account.

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  3. It seemed everyone was kicked off and receiving 405: Not Allowed errors. I was able to connect again by changing the Server to gmail.com instead of talk.google.com.

    Essentially my setup in gaim is:

    Screen Name: ashlux
    Server: gmail.com
    TLS: checked
    Port: 5222
    Connect Server: talk.google.com

    *cheers*

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  4. Google Talk

    Since others are buzzing about the new Google instant messaging service ahead of tomorrow’s planned release (like Om Malik and Niall Kennedy (who has created a how to)) , I thought I would state that, yes it is running the…

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  5. Silly me, I put my website as gmail.com instead of ashlux.com lol

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  6. Google Talk

    Google’s new chat tool, Google Talk is rumoured to be announced tomorrow (or tonight AUS time), but it seems that the server is live now. I’ve connected with my gmail address, (see instructions for Trillian or Gaim here) and it works. I&…

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  7. Up and running here on Mac OSX with Adium.

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  8. [...] Google is using Jabber and it is up and running By: Colin D. Devroe Just to confirm the rumors, Google is in fact using Jabber and it is [...]

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  9. Om: Download Squad has a review of the beta client posted here:

    http://www.downloadsquad.com/2005/08/23/googe-talk-review/

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  10. Jay Chakrapani Tuesday, August 23, 2005

    talk.google.com is up. their client is sweet. 900K download

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