Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 11, 2016, 04:00:04 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Google Talk  (Read 28916 times)

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,435
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Google Talk
« on: August 24, 2005, 04:53:17 PM »
Anyone tried Google Talk yet?

http://www.google.com/talk/

Quote
Google Talk enables you to call or send instant messages to your friends for free–anytime, anywhere in the world. Google Talk offers you:
Choice: Get in touch how and when you want to–over email, IM or a call
Quality: Talk through your computer but hear your friends as if they were in the same room
Convenience: Your Gmail contacts are pre-loaded into Google Talk so inviting or talking to your friends is just a click away



rbeeger

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 72
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Google Talk
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2005, 07:22:06 AM »
Yeah, looks good. No bloat. Minimalistic, just comunication without file sharing and the other crap.
Do you need a gmail invitation? I have a whole bunch left.

zridling

  • Friend of the Site
  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 3,292
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Google Talk
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2005, 08:16:37 AM »
I just loaded it, and it requires a Gmail account to chat. However, invitations are freely offered from within Google Talk. Cool.

I read somewhere, but could not confirm that Gmail is now open to the public.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2005, 08:32:48 AM by zridling »

rbeeger

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 72
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Google Talk
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2005, 08:49:19 AM »
I read somewhere, but could not confirm that Gmail is now open to the public.
Doesn't look like this to me. There is no "create account" button or something like that on http://www.gmail.com . Anyways I have 50 invitations left. Just PM me your e-mail-adress and you'll in.

zridling

  • Friend of the Site
  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 3,292
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Google Talk
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2005, 09:13:09 AM »
Found it. Here's a BusinessWeek article on Google Talk, and at the bottom in the last paragraph:
"But starting today, invites are no longer needed to get a Gmail account."

Not sure if that only applies to users in the US and UK, though.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2005, 09:14:45 AM by zridling »