Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Google Talk

Seems Google Talk, Google's instant messenger service, is now available. Uses the open source Jabber/XMPP protocol. Because of this, it is more cross platform friendy - i.e. you can cmmunicate with users on Mac, Linux etc - but not with AIM or MSN Messenger users. Requires a Gmail account. Very basic, no rich text or smilies. Links to Gmail inbox and allows you to email by clicking the familiar Gmail logo next to a name.

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