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News Google Talk beta launches

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by The_Pope, 24 Aug 2005.

  1. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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    Good start, the help link takes you to a 404 at Google Maps. :eyebrow:
     
  3. Gushy

    Gushy What's a Dremel?

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    yeah I spotted that, and trying to login (using gaim) I get a 405: Not Allowed message.
     
  4. fatal_error

    fatal_error What's a Dremel?

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    add a user called wumpus.game@gmail.com then type a message once your added to it's list and answer "y". it's a egg described in the about box in faint grey writing
     
  5. yatesy

    yatesy What's a Dremel?

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    Looks ok, but i think not including compatibility with MSN is a bad idea- it stops people like me using it :sigh:

    Yatesy
     
  6. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    Considering Google and Microsoft are fierce rivals, I doubt either side would ever agree to it.
     
  7. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    Hmm downloaded it, looks pretty nice compared the clutter of msn. Need to find someone else who is on it so I can test out the chat features.
     
  8. fingers

    fingers What's a Dremel?

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    Doesn't seem to be compatible with firefox for me, anyone else having this problem when checking mail? Other than that it's very nice and clean, haven't been using MSN for years (Ad and clutter free GAIM all the way!) so it's all good :rock:
     
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    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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    Nope, works fine for me.
     
  10. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    Looks alright, im interested in the free VoIP really.
     
  11. ajack

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    GUI is nice and quick. Ranaming contacts is good (something *every* IM should have...) Although there's no tabbed windows, seemingly random timestamping, annoying bubble which pops up...It's not too bad overall, and it's great that they actually condone (and show how to set up) third party applications for unsupported platforms. Going to give the VoIP a go tonight I think, although it's not meant to be quite as good as Skype.
     
  12. Tim S

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    Are Google Inc. secretly Apple Computer Corp?
     
  13. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Eh?

    Or are you refering to the fact that the OSX client for Google Talk is iChat, thanks to Jabber?
     
  14. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    noes, the Win32 client looks like it has been extracted from OSX

    it looks kinda gh3y
     
  15. mrplow

    mrplow obey the fist!!

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    just what the world needs, another IM client.
     
  16. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    my thoughts entirely
     
  17. koola

    koola Minimodder

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    Nice, but no messenger :sigh:
     
  18. fivecheebs

    fivecheebs Dont panic!

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    LOL ... As good as skype? Lets hope not, skype sucks ....

    Best clarity VoiP i have ever used is Picophone. You can only dial IP addresses at the moment, and sometimes have to try a few times to get through. However, its almost perfect. The clarity is comparable to a telphone call, and there is none of that stupid mic pickup volume settings (the thing that turns the mic on when you talk) as you can talk over each other and still hear everyone else in the conversation. VOIPerized is also worth a try, not quite as clear as picophone but you get a messenger style interface for calling people.

    Ill be trying the google one though.
     
  19. Pete_Venkman

    Pete_Venkman What's a Dremel?

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    I see that it says 'free VOIP'. Anyone know if they mean like Ventrilo where you can just chat between VOIP clients, or can you actually make a Skype-style phone call to someone with a normal phone?
     
  20. ajack

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    Nah it's just between contacts on your list afaik. Unless they introduce a pay-monthly kinda thing to call non-VoIP phones.
     
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