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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

After Skype - its Google

Skype created a revolution in IP telephony when it came up with Skype Messenger. This was followed by MSN adding up Voice to its Messeging service. Next it was time for Yahoo to add IPTelephony to its messenger (which shipped with Yahoo 7 ).

Having said that, its now the turn of Gmail to launch its Messenger Service. Gmail announced: Starting today, Google's new service, Google Talk, will be available to users. The instant-messaging product will allow Internet users to exchange conventional instant text messages, which travel faster than email.The service also will allow users with headsets on their PCs to have conversations with other people who have similar PC setups.

Having installed it - my first chats where with Deepak and Anando, I must say - its really better than Skype. Personally speaking, its also light on system resources. So go ahead and download Google Talk and start "Talking" rather than chatting.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mridu said...

But what purpose is it really solving? As an instant messenger, it has a long way to go, what with mini-windows and no emoticons.

And if you're looking to voice chat, why not just use MSN? Why have a whole new program clogging your system?

3:52 PM  
Blogger Hardik Shah said...

Well, go into your task manager and have a look at the amount of resources Google Talk takes up. I have to admit that this is a very slim featured beast we're dealing with. 2 to 4 megs of ram, and the highest I've seen it was at 6 during a voice conversation with a friend. No advertisements, no being forced to look at someone's retarded avatar. No profiles for all your teenage bickering.

9:00 PM  

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