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rasmits
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Join Date: Oct 2004
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2005-08-23, 18:28

I just read this article on AI:

http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1243

Then, I configured an iChat Jabber account to connect to talk.google.com, using my gmail name and password, and it connected. I don't have anyone on my buddy list right now to try it out, but everything seems to be working.
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MBHockey
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2005-08-23, 18:42

yeah this was reported on the adium forums a while ago. Pretty cool, eh?
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rasmits
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2005-08-23, 18:44

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yeah this was reported on the adium forums a while ago. Pretty cool, eh?
Very. I wonder what they're planning. I hope it's more then just a Jabber server.
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HezMah19
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2005-08-23, 20:37

I've hooked it up, but I also don't have anybody on my contact list, Its about time Google came out with a chat service, they'll trash Microsoft Messenger & Yahoo Messenger...rasmits, have you played around with it a bit more? do you have contacts etc.?

jm.
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HezMah19
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2005-08-23, 21:16

Google Talk has "officially" launched:

Google Talk

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Google will today launch its long-awaited instant messaging and internet telephony service Google Talk, throwing down the gauntlet to rivals such as AOL, Yahoo! and Microsoft's MSN.
The Battle for the internet shall soon begin...
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onlyafterdark
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2005-08-23, 21:24

Where do I sign up?
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HezMah19
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2005-08-23, 21:36

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Originally Posted by onlyafterdark
Where do I sign up?
Do you already have Gmail?
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onlyafterdark
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2005-08-23, 21:40

Doesnt everybody?
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HezMah19
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2005-08-23, 21:44

You just gotta go into ichat, set up a Jabber account with your Gmail details, the server is talk.google.com I also got a message saying something about the password security, if you click continue, vela, your on Google Talk, all your contacts from your Gmail account should be there.

jm.
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onlyafterdark
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2005-08-23, 21:47

Ah, talk.google.com. That was my problem.

Thanks for the info jmahe19.

edit: Now I just need some contacts.

Last edited by onlyafterdark : 2005-08-23 at 21:49.
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HezMah19
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2005-08-23, 21:51

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Now I just need some contacts.
Me too, I have 1 contact, however there at school for another 3 hours, so I cant talk to anybody
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onlyafterdark
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2005-08-23, 21:58

Well, all I can say is let me be the first to welcome our new Google overlords....



I hope they intertwine this with Gmail's 2gigs of storage.
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2005-08-23, 21:59

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Well, all I can say is let me be the first to welcome our new Google overlords....
All Hail Google!!!
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Batman
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2005-08-23, 22:03

Beware of Googlezon!

Last edited by Batman : 2005-08-23 at 22:04.
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HezMah19
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2005-08-23, 22:05

You Watched it to?
The only thing I didn't like was there was no mention of Apple...
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rasmits
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2005-08-23, 22:15

I just got this message in iChat:
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The broken link has been fixed. Thanks for being our first users!
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HezMah19
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2005-08-23, 22:18

Yea, I got it to, the actual Google Talk software is Windows only I believe (for the moment) perhaps it's something to do with the software?
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rasmits
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2005-08-23, 22:29

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Yea, I got it to, the actual Google Talk software is Windows only I believe (for the moment) perhaps it's something to do with the software?
Yeah. I also noticed that talk.google.com now works. I assumed that's what it meant.
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HezMah19
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2005-08-23, 23:18

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Because Google Talk requires a Gmail username and password, if you're not inviting someone at their Gmail address, we will also include an invitation to open a Gmail account.
So...Does anybody have an idea on how us Mac users can invite people, I've only had Gmail for 3 weeks and haven't been able to invite people...Is there another way?

jm.
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onlyafterdark
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2005-08-24, 00:04

As far as I know, the invite system is the only way until Gmail passes beta.
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DMBand0026
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2005-08-24, 00:21

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So...Does anybody have an idea on how us Mac users can invite people, I've only had Gmail for 3 weeks and haven't been able to invite people...Is there another way?
You have to have gmail invites, I think I have about 50 right now so if you know someone who wants one PM me and I'll hook them up.

Come waste your time with me
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rasmits
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2005-08-24, 04:14

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You have to have gmail invites, I think I have about 50 right now so if you know someone who wants one PM me and I'll hook them up.
Well, I've been using it in iChat for a while, and audio chat worked fine for me, even though the website said it would only work on the official Windows client, which is odd.

I think it's nice, but not nearly enough to lure people from YIM/AIM/MSN yet. People have grown used to bloated IM software with hundreds of useless features, so Google needs to come out with something very "Googleish", which I haven't seen yet. But, this IS only a beta...
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usurp
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2005-08-24, 04:50

yeah i also think so far this is googles worst idea. its going to be very difficult to convince my 50+ contacts to move to gtalk. and they have to convince their contacts to move also. this is going to be impossible specially when 90% of my contacts still use hotmail.

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rasmits
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2005-08-24, 05:01

Bad idea? No. Difficult? Yes.

I actually think it's a very good idea, if we could have a widespread Instant Messenger based on open standards. I'm sick of Yahoo and MSN treating Mac users like second class citizens, and if Google is as cross-platform with this as they have been in the past, then it can only be a good thing.

For one thing, they need to hurry and open Gmail to the public. Second, they need to find a way to use Google Talk as a free VoiP Computer to Phone client, which I think they plan on doing. Third, they need to make it look nice.

This really isn't so far fetched from their business model. Who are Google's number 1 competitors in the internet search market? MSN? Yahoo? Same goes with email.

The difference is in the standards. Gmail uses POP, Gtalk uses Jabber, and in the end, everyone benefits.
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HezMah19
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2005-08-24, 06:08

Just a thought, does this mean were going to see a bunch of G apps? Gmail, Gtalk...
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Batman
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2005-08-24, 07:59

I just checked it out. It works great, and the audio quality is really good.
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Batman
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2005-08-24, 08:10

And now Gmail is semi open to the public. If you have a cell phone, you can get an invite.

Edit: Oh yeah, it is also US only.
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Franz Josef
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2005-08-24, 12:43

It looks like a very function-poor IM service - no doubt they will add to it over time.
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20050824-5234.html
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onlyafterdark
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2005-08-24, 12:50

Ya I was disappointed when I read that article too. But at least there is potential for a good IM.
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Batman
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2005-08-24, 13:25

The review doesn't do it justice. The real purpose of Google Talk is to be an audio chat client. Seriously, I was talking to someone in California and it sounded like they were in the same room as me. Google Talk is not intended to be a powerfull chat client. However, I would like a conference call featrue.

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