Google Talk

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Any thoughts about it - convenience, ease of use, privacy, security?
    Thanks in advance,
    Mrk
     
  2. rdsu

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    Is a nice Instant Messenger that also notify you about the new Gmail emails.
    Very simples, efficient, but doesn't have encrypted chat like Skype...
    Maybe in the future we can see that on it...
     
  3. Tommy

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    I don't trust all those messangers as MSN, Yahoo, Google, etc. Opening a lots of unneeded ports, etc. For that i use Miranda, Gaim, etc. They are open source and do the same as the originals, well no cam support, but who needs that.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    I'm using GAIM, but unfortunately, I need some people to use Google Talk and I'm not sure if they'll be savvy enough to connect using GAIM. Although I hope I'll be able to convince them. I did get them to use FF, which is a great one so far.
    I was wondering about how annoying or aggressive it is.
    I did install to test - except for install that goes by default into its place in program files, it's rather unobstrusive. It's ticked by default to start with Windows, which I did not like - but it's disable-able ok. No popups, restarts, ads. Compared to some other IM I tested, this one is milk. Try ICQ ...
    Mrk
     
  5. Tommy

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    I used Gaim before is switched to Miranda which is more configurable because of the plugins which are available. I am very satisfied with it, never failed me with connecting to the ICQ/MSN/Yahoo/Jabber/Google/IRC protocol.
    I hate MSN, but here in South America everybody is using it; ICQ for my European friends and Google more and more for the connections to USA :)
     
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    I love Google Talk. It's very small on resource usage. I use it primarily to voice chat with friends. It has the best voice quality I've heard, and I've used Skype, Yahoo Phone, MSN. It's not big on fluffy graphics, like smiley's, etc, but it has voice mail that can be retrieved from your gmail account, and drag/drop file transfers (including transferring folders).
     
  8. Trooper

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    Gaim is definitely a good one. I prefer it out of the others, but to be honest I have not used Miranda in quite some time. Might have to give it a go again.

    You can configure Google Talk with Gaim quite easily. Just look here.
     
  9. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I'm using GAIM. The things is some people I need to communicate with will find it very difficult to install and configure GAIM.
    Mrk
     
  10. Trooper

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    Just point them to that link. Its quite easy if you ask me. :)
     
  11. kdm31091

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    GAIM & Miranda are excellent, just avoid Trillian that thing sucks. The original messaging apps like the real AIM yahoo and MSN are becoming bloated crap, with MSN in the lead of bloat, AIM close behind and yahoo about halfway there.
     
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