There is only 2 reasons why I even run GTalk:
1. I have friends that use it from GMail because they can't use anything else at work/school.
2. The built in GMail notifier.
But personally I think it's crude, buggy, and seriously lacking in many areas as a chat client. (not to mention that the taskbar button flashing drives me nuts!)
actually other programs are running well and after several re-installs. i've decided to configure Miranda for Google Talk, eventhough i had to forego the PC-to-PC phone..
There are many other better messenger applications/networks that can do voice chat.AIM
has had the ability to do it for many years. Yahoo
can do it too, as well as MSN
. And I think there are others.
The three I mentioned also support webcams.
And if you just want pc to pc phone, try Skype
. Both are free to use to call other members. They don't cost anything unless you are going to use them for calls between pc & land lines.