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    Google Messenger?

    This particular section of the forums doesn't look too popular, however, I thought I might say that I have GMAIL, and there was a 'New Features' announcement stating that they have released a GoogleMessenger Program. I saw it available and ready for download, although I have yet to install it. Any advice / feedback on it...is it worthwhile?

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    Re: Google Messenger?

    it's only available to those who have a gmail account. all this is a chat program with a feature to talk over the internet with a microphone. not really worth downloading if you already have a chat program that also has this feature.

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    Re: Google Messenger?

    It's a really base instant messanger. I like it because it has none of the annoying crap that AIM, Y!IM or ICQ has picked up over the years.

    It's pretty much what ICQ used to be, what sounds there are are really easy to turn off, no popups, nice simple design, small resource usage, it's a fine instrument, imho.

    I think it's fantastic, all it does is let you send instant messages, which is all I really need, but the user base is still really limited. So weigh the options carefully.
    Last edited by Slothrop; Sep 15, 2005 at 11:58 AM.

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    Re: Google Messenger?

    Really? Wow. cool. I have a Gmail account so I WOULD be set if I decided to get Google! IM...

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    Re: Google Messenger?

    completely off topic but i would like to point out that there is an open source chat software out there that supports the AIM, YIM, ICQ and MSNM chat protocals as well as various others that is free like the others, guaranteed spyware free, consumes just about as much resources as solitare does (on linux systems, windows it takes a little bit more) and is totaly devoid of ads, popups, sound can be disabled at a click, and supports transparrent conversation logging (a must have for all you black-mailers out there )

    another feature thati love is that it can set an alias for yout buddies. so instad of having (for example) [email protected] as a buddy you get to have "John Doe" as your buddy. makes it much easier to keep everyone straight.

    main page:
    http://gaim.sourceforge.net

    windows installer (GTK+ has NOT been previously installed, if you don't know what GTK+ is then chose this one)
    http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/g...0.exe?download

    windows installer (GTK+ has already been installed, most probably the case if you use theGIMP)
    http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/g...k.exe?download

    platform independant source code (if you use a mac this is the option you need. there is no prebuilt binary for apple machines)
    http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/g...ar.gz?download

    all other prebuilt binaries for *nix platforms
    http://gaim.sourceforge.net/downloads.php

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    Re: Google Messenger?

    Oh...I am not trying to 'pseudo mod' but please try not to be off topic. I don't want this thread shut down. Sorry, lol. But yeah. Are universal IM clients such as Trillian compatible with Google! IM? Or is it too early? And isn't Google IM in beta still, if I'm not mistaken?

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    Re: Google Messenger?

    Gaim can be set up to GTalk because it's just a Jabber client, in fact, the Help area of GTalk has a 'Setup for Gaim' section. I don't know if the same is true of Trillian.
    Last edited by Slothrop; Sep 15, 2005 at 01:06 PM.

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    Re: Google Messenger?

    Quote Originally Posted by tasukuchan
    Oh...I am not trying to 'pseudo mod' but please try not to be off topic. I don't want this thread shut down. Sorry, lol. But yeah. Are universal IM clients such as Trillian compatible with Google! IM? Or is it too early? And isn't Google IM in beta still, if I'm not mistaken?
    1) appologies for the off topicness.....

    2) theres a section on the gtalk support page for this ( just like Slothrop said)
    http://www.google.com/support/talk/b...y?answer=24073

    3) for information about setting up other protocals on Gaim you can visit the Gaim FAQ page at:
    http://gaim.sourceforge.net/faq.php

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