Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NetRyder, Aug 24, 2005.
I hope they will let Trillian use it. Man that would be awesome.
Without Google's IM client, I assume it'll just be like connecting to any other Jabber server. So far, I'm not really seeing any killer-features in Google Talk that'll move people over in droves either.
We'll have to see what the official plans are though, hopefully tomorrow.
I prefer Gaim to Trillian. Much simpler. But really, does the world need another IM protocol and client?
Yes, not like *cough*Skype*cough*
If you have an IM client capable of connecting to Jabber networks (like Gaim, Trillian, Pandion etc.) try connecting to talk.google.com on port 5222 (with SSL enabled), and use your Gmail username (firstname.lastname@example.org) and password for authentication. I'm guessing it should work.
*** Creating SSL connection "*****@gmail.com/"
*** No connection to server!
Nope! Nice try tho
It should work.
The official client is now up, by the way: http://www.google.com/talk/
Wonder how the voice quality is compared to Skype.
Dont use ssl, mines working
I would even consider using the offical app, it looks so simple and light.
And I love how they tell you how to connect with other apps, dont see many other IM services doing that
Yes. To save us from the other ones
No mac client (yet?) http://www.google.com/talk/otherclients.html
I may give it a try in iChat later.
The IM client itself is very clean as far as the UI goes, but it's still way too basic for my taste - no file transfers, no text formatting etc. Was almost ready to uninstall it.
But I just finished a voice conversation with my brother, and that changed my mind about it completely. I can't believe Skype has been beaten for PC-to-PC voice conversations. Google Talk punches through the NAT/firewall like it doesn't even exist (in other words, you're connected almost instantaneously after pushing the "Call" button) and the voice quality is simply awesome.
Definitely give it a try, just for the voice stuff. Won't be my primary IM client, but I'm almost ready to leave Skype behind now, since I don't use any of their paid services.
First impressions, c&p'd from my blog:
It needs a voice conference feature, currently only one-one voice conversation is supported, and I miss smilies too.
tis very basic. but does have good start. was amazed when it took like 20 seconds to download and have it installed and logged in ready to chat
Nice and simple. That means all the 12 year olds (my younger sister) aren't going to be flooding in. No one wants to lose all the multimedia addons, smilies, backgrounds, shared backgrounds, sound expressions, bla bla bla.
hey it works behind the proxys hehe for now.. Im liking the interface simple. easy to add gamil contacts just invited like 10 in one shot.
I guess I'm one of the remaining few users that just want a text based, simple IM client with a decent set of options (without installing some addon or patch). Sucks having 20-40 contacts who all use different IM clients (which is where trillian comes in handy.)
If it weren't for programs like trillian & gaim, I'd have to have ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, AIM installed. I've lately installed xfire to keep in touch gaming friends that stopped using other IM clients.
Works fine with iChat. Hoping a nice official Mac client will surface some time though
Apparently there's an easter egg in the client:
Anyone want to verify?