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Google Talk Available Early

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 9 years ago | from the resourceful-users dept.

Google 897

smash writes "Google's new IM service is already live. All you need is a Jabber-compatible Instant Messaging client (such as Apple's iChat, or gaim), and a GMail address." This should answer, at least in part, all of the speculation that has been flying around the net over the last couple of days. Update: Many users have been eager to let us know that Google Talk in indeed live.

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Google tomorrow? (5, Funny)

Nuclear Elephant (700938) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384425)

Stay tuned to Google tomorrow for details.

Er, is that one http://tomorrow.google.com/ [google.com] ?

Re:Google tomorrow? (5, Funny)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384623)

Some enterprising young PFY is going to run around the google campus tomorrow shouting off about all the hits to a new google subdomain.

Any number of PHDs will be fevorishly amending their projects to fit into this new domain.
The stock price is going to rocket based on yet more speculation of features and we will have even less reason to leave google.

All because you made a first post joke.

Congratulations.

Wow, I get to use Jabber on a different server! (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384433)

Whoop.

Dee.

Do.

Cool, I'm there...! (1)

bergeron76 (176351) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384434)

I just created my account. I'm cbergeron.

Feel free to add me so we can try this puppy out...!

Re:Cool, I'm there...! (2, Funny)

Nuclear Elephant (700938) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384452)

I just created my account. I'm cbergeron.

I'm bgates$$. Please feel free to add me to your list.

Re:Cool, I'm there...! (1)

Malyven (774978) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384693)

Malyven, feel free to add. I tried adding you guys, but CenterICQ crashes out when adding a google talk user.

Re:Cool, I'm there...! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384719)

Thanks for telling us your gmail email address mailto:cbergeron@gmail.com [mailto] Let the spam begin... :)

Gmail (5, Interesting)

bobsacks (784382) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384436)

Any word on when Gmail is going to go public? Last I heard google news was waiting because of it's inability to create revenue because they were using other peoples news or some such. But the mail portion has adds and the like, so I guess it is able to make revenue.

Re:Gmail (5, Informative)

Malyven (774978) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384494)

It may not be 100% public, but as far as I can see everybody has 50 invites, and it resets everyday.

Re:Gmail (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384606)

Could someone send an invite to lapan1[at]hotmail.com Been looking to try out gmail. Thanks.

Re:Gmail (5, Insightful)

THotze (5028) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384629)

Yes, and there's a good chance it will stay this way. Its probably the best way to make sure that spammers don't start getting gmail accounts.

Its a method of 'verifying' users by having other users verify them (by making the service invite-only.) Its more secure than say, having to enter the text from some obscured image (which can be done en masse by paying somebody probably something small.)

So yes, at this point, anybody who really wants a gmail account has one, but spammers have largely been shut out.

Re:Gmail (1, Funny)

L0rdJedi (65690) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384741)

Feel free to send an invite my way:

l0rdjedi at yahoo dot com

Not a full fledged messaging program (1, Insightful)

electrosoccertux (874415) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384442)

So this isn't exactly google chat, the AIM killer. Don't see any reason to bother with this.

Re:Not a full fledged messaging program (1)

irc.goatse.cx troll (593289) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384457)

Not yet, this just shows that they're playing with jabber. Soon they'll most likely release their IM app that is just a prettied up jabber client. Heres hoping they do it right.

Re:Not a full fledged messaging program (3, Interesting)

Seumas (6865) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384492)

Um. Jabber is a full fledged messaging program.

This is basically just google providing a public jabber server. I haven't gotten around to setting one up for myself, but have wanted to use a high quality, highly available, reliable jabber server to stick an account on. Now that google is doing it - I absolutely will.

This is exactly what I said they should do in the first place. Hurray!

Re:Not a full fledged messaging program (1, Interesting)

DarthTaco (687646) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384617)

I don't know. I'm not too excited about using as a chat server host a company that is known specifically for their data warehousing and searching and mining capabilities

Re:Not a full fledged messaging program (2, Interesting)

BandwidthHog (257320) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384668)

Then this [slashdot.org] oughta give you the creeps.

Re:Not a full fledged messaging program (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384583)

You're an idiot. Do you know anything about jabber?

Re:Not a full fledged messaging program (1)

remove office (871398) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384682)

you don't see any reason yet. yet. google hasn't even launched this yet. nobody outside of the developing team has any idea what this thing can do. we only know what we've stumbled upon so far.

dismissing a product before you have any idea what the features are is not wise.

AIM still owns the market (1)

cloudkj (685320) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384444)

Despite attempts at breaking into the instant messenging market, I believe AOL still rules the market, atleast here in the US. Yahoo, MSN, etc. didn't really decrease the market share of AIM. I doubt this Google IM thing will be any different.

Re:AIM still owns the market (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384524)

AOL - yes, but not with AIM but with ICQ.

Re:AIM still owns the market (1)

sonoluminescence (709395) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384562)

In europe MSN is pretty much king and yahoo second. Almost no one uses AIM.

Re:AIM/MSN still owns the market (2, Interesting)

Sweetshark (696449) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384695)

Despite attempts at breaking into the instant messenging market, I believe AOL still rules the market, atleast here in the US. Yahoo, MSN, etc. didn't really decrease the market share of AIM. I doubt this Google IM thing will be any different.

In europe MSN is pretty much king and yahoo second. Almost no one uses AIM.

And which architecture was designed with the ability and the intention to bridge to those existing services?
Right - only Jabber.
Microsoft gets a bit of its own poison - embraced and extended by an open standard.

huh? (5, Funny)

keyvoh (750388) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384446)

What is a google?

Re:huh? (1)

dratox (894948) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384535)

If memory serves its 1 followed by 100 zero's

or

10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0

Re:huh? (1)

Seumas (6865) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384694)

No, that's a googol

Re:huh? (1)

novadragoon (746815) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384630)

just google it [google.com]

Re:huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384679)

A google is a small four-legged Norwegian Highland creature which has the limbs on one side shorter than the other side. This means that it is well adapted to run around the hills at a steady altitude without either ascending or descending. However, a google can easily be caught by running around the hill in the opposite direction.

Duh.

Now spy on your friends! (5, Funny)

IIDX (873577) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384447)

Use the power of google search to find juicy tidbits in other's google talk conversations!

ugh, throw it on the heap... (4, Insightful)

rlthomps-1 (545290) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384451)

... with all the other IM servies I have to sign in on at once to be in contact with everyone. MSN, AIM, misc jabber servers... and on and on. I wonder what google thinks they're going to add to chat services?

Re:ugh, throw it on the heap... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384474)

I don't know, but gaim had better watch out. It could be infringing copyright!

Re:ugh, throw it on the heap... (5, Funny)

urdine (775754) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384501)

Why, friendly google adwords, of course! Talking about baseball? Why not visit espn.com? Or better yet, Baseball on eBay. 1000s of Baseballs for Sale!

Re:ugh, throw it on the heap... (2, Informative)

principor (754410) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384541)

You can use Trillian [trillian.cc] and probably even use GoogleTalk without the ad words.

Re:ugh, throw it on the heap... (5, Insightful)

OpenGLFan (56206) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384565)

Encryption? Like, good SSL-based encryption? Do you know how many people use AIM or Yahoo Messenger without encryption? Do you know how many use it with their university or coffee shop's unencrypted wireless service?

Google, if you're listening, please please please make authentication and encryption the default with your new messaging service! Please! I'm stuck on campus all day, and I've got non-tech friends who refuse to use GAIM with GAIM-encrypt!

Re:ugh, throw it on the heap... (5, Informative)

DA-MAN (17442) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384627)

Encryption? Like, good SSL-based encryption? Do you know how many people use AIM or Yahoo Messenger without encryption? Do you know how many use it with their university or coffee shop's unencrypted wireless service?


If you RTFA, you will see that talk.google.com requires TLS to connect. TLS is basically SSL, with negotiation for clients that don't support SSL. However without enabling TLS you will not be allowed to connect to Google Talk Server.

Re:ugh, throw it on the heap... (1)

Fordiman (689627) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384571)

IM and e-mail integration on the level of AOL without having to bother with such bullshit...

Seriously, google's getting to be AOL for the not-stupid.

Re:ugh, throw it on the heap... (2, Interesting)

Heisenbug (122836) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384689)

I wonder what google thinks they're going to add to chat services?

It's a bit of a toss-up ... google maps and gmail changed the whole landscape for those services, and I wouldn't have thought there was much to add there. Google groups and froogle, on the other hand, didn't change much of anything. I'm reserving judgement, because they're smarter than me and that seems safest.

The only thing I can think of, since it uses your gmail account as a login, is integration with your gmail address book -- but then yahoo and MS chat services do the same thing with their mail services, and that didn't exactly change my life.

nonstory... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384465)

So? The client isn't available...all this means is that you can get on GAIM with with your gmail account now and lock yourself into the google network.

OMFG Google (2, Funny)

katana (122232) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384469)


r u google? omfg! lol

Meh (1)

mstich (222924) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384472)

What's the point anyway? There are already dozens of jabber servers available that are potentially more extensible.

Re:Meh (4, Insightful)

mattyohe (517995) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384509)

All it is is proof that google has a public jabber server.. One can assume they will be releasing a client anyday now... Let them at least... ANNOUNCE the product before you judge it.

Re:Meh (2, Funny)

flibble-san (700028) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384510)

the point is... google is teh cool

Re:Meh (1)

jarich (733129) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384512)

What's the point anyway? There are already dozens of jabber servers available that are potentially more extensible.

Who is funding and maintaining all those IM servers? Looks like Google might start doing this for free! Just like GMail.

The Gaim developers (and all the other IM clients) are always having to catch up to the latest protocol changes. With Google in the playing field, there might actually be a stable IM protocol standard. Changes to the protocol might be announced...

This all looks like a good move to me.

Re:Meh (1)

KeyserDK (301544) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384729)

It's already a standard, jabbber. No need to reinvent the wheel.

Re:Meh (1)

themoodykid (261964) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384605)

I don't know what they'll offer users over other IM systems, but I bet they will mine conversations for general buzz that they can then sell to companies who are interested in what consumers are talking about. Just from sociological standpoint, it would be interesting to see if there are any common topics being discussed at any point in time. Like with gmail, there will be privacy concerns, but they'll probably argue that they will not tie together people directly to conversations and that they will have some bots combing through the talks versus human beings.

April 1st? (1)

LoverOfJoy (820058) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384495)

So is August 24th going to be the new April 1st of Google? All the on again off again rumors make it feel like an April Fool's Day joke and how Google typically handles that day.

Try adding Google@gmail.com (1)

OlivierB (709839) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384497)

and get disconnected + loose your buddy list...

Re:Try adding Google@gmail.com (1)

OlivierB (709839) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384540)

Ok, GTalk is completely down now..
It will drop your connection in 10 secs.

Re:Try adding Google@gmail.com (1)

Cobra_666 (777517) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384696)

LOL Slashdot - a great way to stress-test your new service

link ins... (1)

ResQuad (243184) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384503)

I think google if they linked in extra services (search results over IM? Its been done by bot before). Plus cant you connect to aim via jabber on some servers?

I'd like to see what google comes out with as a client, and what "features" they'll offer. Getting an IM notice of newly arrived email would be cool (Yes there is the desktop thinger, but IM's would be cooler)

Re:link ins... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384555)

Search through IM has been around for ages, look in any IRC' warez channel and you'll see dozens of query requests per minute.

@find or @search

Steps... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384508)

-- For iChat, just enter the information above.
1. Add an account, select "Jabber" as the protocol.
2. Your screen name is everything before the '@gmail.com'.
3. Server is 'talk.google.com' as listed above.
4. Click "show more options" and make sure "use TLS if available" is checked. Leave "Force old SSL" and "allow plaintext..." unchecked for now. Connection port should be 5222, connection server should be blank... if not just 'talk.google.com' without the quotes.
5. Ta-da! Just login and you should be good-to-go.

All the trouble and... no one's online. Anyone wanna break it down why I should use this thing?

/.'d to death (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384511)

Can someone provide a linky to the google page which allows you to do google talk instead of the weak server'd site listed?

can't get on (2, Interesting)

protocol420 (758109) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384529)

GAIM won't let me on, using me@gmail.com as a username, it seems to be trying to resolve me@gmail.com@talk.google.com and fecking it up. anyone have ideas?

Re:can't get on (2, Informative)

Trip Ericson (864747) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384563)

Yeah. Just put the part before the @ in the username box. That'll let you on.

At least, it let me on.

Re:can't get on (2, Informative)

Tedddee (777648) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384564)

just use the first part for your username, "me"

Re:can't get on (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384569)

your user name doesn't include the '@gmail.com'.

Re:can't get on (4, Informative)

Ratbert42 (452340) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384576)

Just use "me" as the username, without the @gmail.com. I got on with GAIM just fine.

Re:can't get on (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384599)

Fields:

Username: Gmail logon WITHOUT @gmail.com
Server: talk.google.com

Eh (5, Funny)

Trip Ericson (864747) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384534)

Google Talk is great, but what I REALLY need is 'Google ShutUp' to make the irritating people I know go away while providing them with targetted, text-based ads.

It works. (1)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384539)

It works.

*Stupid comment begins*
Someone IM me.
*Stupid comment ends*

http://www.miranda-im.org/ (2, Informative)

Mustang Matt (133426) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384546)

There's another nice jabber client for windows available here http://www.miranda-im.org/ [miranda-im.org] .

It supports AIM, ICQ, Jabber, IRC, MSN and maybe some others.

Re:http://www.miranda-im.org/ (1, Troll)

Ark42 (522144) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384704)

Like Trillian, Miranda-IM doesn't support ICQ if you put AIM contacts on your ICQ contact list. Unlike Trillian, Miranda will let you use your ICQ UIN as an AIM account, and load the full and proper contact list, but it will then leave all of your ICQ contacts as just numbers. Either way, it's entirely useless, just like Trillian, and people like me still have to use ICQ 2003b to fully utilize their existing contact list.

Re:http://www.miranda-im.org/ (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384771)

Meanwhile I can't figure out how to connect to Google Talk trough Miranda. GAIM Worked fine tough...

OK (5, Funny)

The Bungi (221687) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384585)

Check this one - nn to the next round of breathless speculation about what Google will do.

Will they release an office suite?
Will they release a browser?
Will they release a line of refrigerators?
Will they purchase Oracle?
Will they purchase Uruguay?
Will they hire Stallman?
Will they hire Ballmer?
Will they hire Peter Griffin?

I sure as hell don't know, but I'm sure I'll hear about it constantly on GashDot. Um... I mean Slashoogle. Er, that is... Slooshdot. Eh, fuck it.

Great News! (2, Interesting)

eno2001 (527078) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384587)

I'm very happy that this indicates they may be using the Jabber protocol for IM. I've been using it for my friends and family (I run my own Jabber server behind an OpenVPN network) for quite some time now and it's a much nicer protocl than any of the other ones out there. The main reason being that it's free/open. Plus, I don't need to change my chosen clients to talk to the rest of the world now since anyone who matters (to me) has a GMail account. Here's to Google making a wise choice yet again! :)

Google spellchecking (5, Funny)

flibble-san (700028) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384588)

I wonder if they will add Google-style spellchecking... omfg lol rofl - Did you mean "I'm a sad script kiddy?"

Now that theres funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384735)

nuff said

ok, the server works (4, Insightful)

mecro (597901) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384593)

Ok, so their server works. That's the part that most of us don't care about. What sort of client will GIM be using? Isn't that what makes it or breaks it for most of us?

Re:ok, the server works (1)

sonoluminescence (709395) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384669)

Dunno about you, I'll be using Gaim [sourceforge.net]

Searchable IM's, yay! (2, Insightful)

qw0ntum (831414) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384596)

It's going to be great to be able to leverage Google search stuff into IM conversations. I know, we already have logs and Google Desktop, but the same could have been said about email prior to Gmail. I know I make use of Gmail's powerful search on at least a weekly basis. After your messages reach the thousands, it makes things so much easier, and I'm sure most people IM more than they email.

Made Clear? (5, Interesting)

Azarael (896715) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384598)

The reasoning behind google sponsoring so many people to work on GAIM for summer of code? Maybe they will release a gaim based client?

smash's world: I'm almost slashdotted right now! (5, Informative)

sootman (158191) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384601)

(Thirty-odd comments and the site is little slow. Just in case...)

I'm on Google Talk right now.
Google Talk = Google's new IM service that they're announcing tomorrow.

All you need is a Jabber-compatible Instant Messaging client (such as Apple's iChat, or GAIM), and a GMail address. Digg this, NOW!

WELCOME SLASHDOT!

Server: talk.google.com
Username: youremail@gmail.com **OR** youremail@talk.google.com (pick one)
Password: yourpassword

Note: If you can't login, try to turn off 'Secure Messaging' or 'Encryption'... etc.

-- TRILLIAN USERS: Someone just told me that they got it working with Trillian, but I can't verify this. Just go to Trillian's plugin page on their site and download the Jabber plug-in, install it, and configure a new connection as below:
"server : talk.google.com
port : 5222
Use legact SSL for connection : not checked"

How to set it up with GAIM on Windows/Linux, or Adium on the Mac:
-- For iChat, just enter the information above.
1. Add an account, select "Jabber" as the protocol.
2. Your screen name is everything before the '@gmail.com'.
3. Server is 'talk.google.com' as listed above.
4. Click "show more options" and make sure "use TLS if available" is checked. Leave "Force old SSL" and "allow plaintext..." unchecked for now. Connection port should be 5222, connection server should be blank... if not just 'talk.google.com' without the quotes.
5. Ta-da! Just login and you should be good-to-go.

Another user reports the following:
"weird, I've never sent you email from my gmail, and now that you're on my buddy list on google talk, it autofilled your email address, and alias on my gmail"
-- The "/me" command works too, even on iChat. "/me says hi" translates to "smash says hi" or whatever if you're not familiar!

Feel free to IM around with fellow GMail users just by adding their addresses to your list! I'm not sure how long this is going to work, but let's make the best of it.

UPDATE: I'm online right now, give me a hollar if you're able to login! I'm talking with someone I added to my list. :)

Re:smash's world: I'm almost slashdotted right now (1)

cortana (588495) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384672)

So they aren't supporting TLS? :(

Re:smash's world: I'm almost slashdotted right now (1)

cortana (588495) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384710)

Oops, I just realised that "legact" == "legacy". Never mind. :)

Re:smash's world: I'm almost slashdotted right now (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384687)

Does not appear to be working with my account via Fire on OS X. It's asking me if I want to create the user...yet I have a gmail account.

No s2s support? (1)

MysticOne (142751) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384611)

I just logged in using my account information and noticed that it's not letting me connect to other Jabber servers/services. Perhaps they're not planning on supporting server-to-server and allowing their Jabber server to talk to others? Hopefully that won't be the case.

Also, does anyone have any idea which Jabber server they're using? Did they roll their own or are they using an already available one?

Not Really? (1)

13bPower (869223) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384614)

I mean, yeah you can use a client to connect to google, but you can connect to any jabber server with Gaim or whatever, right? I think the cool stuff starts if/when google releases their own client.

insider source? (1)

netdur (816698) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384615)

how poeple could know about talk.google.com and that jabber server running up?

Re:insider source? (1)

wilf (106917) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384665)

they discovered talk.google.com days ago

and today they discovered (via telnet) that if you sent it the right queries it replied like a jabber server does.

s'not rocket science really.

Re:insider source? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384722)

have a cron job to do a dictionary search of *.google.com every few hours....

Great (5, Funny)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384618)

Now I have yet another account with no buddies in Gaim.

Re:Great (1)

Pop69 (700500) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384711)

<AOL>

Me Too !!!!!

</AOL>

No Communication with other Jabber Servers? (1)

Sarkoon (242637) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384619)

I was able to setup a jabber client and log in successfully, however when I try to add contacts they never get any subscription request. And if i try it the other way around (try to add my gmail JabberID to my other jabber accounts) the request never gets to my gmail account.

Is this intentional? Is Google trying to create yet another closed network? Or have they simply not enabled server-to-server functionality yet?

-Sarkoon

Serious idea (0, Offtopic)

exp(pi*sqrt(163)) (613870) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384620)

How about the /. editors collecting up all of the stories about google into one posting a day? It's not that I'm completely uninterested in the subject. But multiple free ads for google every day is kinda annoying. But then, of course, the editors would have to actually edit.

In other news (1)

grazzy (56382) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384643)

Google sets up web-server, supports HTTP 1.0!

Once again Google really comes thru and shows all these evil monopolies that following standards will give us nerds cleaner beards, less dampened basements and perhaps a girlfriend.

IM Client - Mac OS X (4, Informative)

nighty5 (615965) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384649)

I've been using http://adium.sourceforge.net/ [sourceforge.net] for a while now, it totally rocks.

Re:IM Client - Mac OS X (2, Informative)

remove office (871398) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384723)

incidentally, Adium was just updated today as well.

Adium is a fasat and free instant messaging client which supports AIM, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, Yahoo!, Yahoo! Japan, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Novell Groupwise, and Lotus Sametime. Adium supports beautiful WebKit message display, tabbed messaging, encrypted chat, file transfer, and more. Give it a try; you won't look back.

oh, and it's based on gaim too.

This is all fine and dandy but.. (1)

Turn-X Alphonse (789240) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384658)

This is all fine and dandy but some of us can't even get to our e-mail. For the last few days all I get is " Gmail is temporarily unavailable. Cross your fingers and try again in a few minutes. We are sorry for the inconvenience." whenever I try to log in. Rather than mess around with new things why not fix the damn problems with the current ones?

Re:This is all fine and dandy but.. (1)

Roguelazer (606927) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384707)

Strangely enough, I haven't had this problem in months. Perhaps it's on your end- GMail is very JavaScript heavy, plus the fact that it uses some kind of AJAX-style mojo to send data, I'd bet it's connection-sensitive.

yay! (1)

Goalie_Ca (584234) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384671)

I'm logged on right now using

server: talk.google.com
username: google/gmail username
password: duh!

I think all of us geeks are extremely happy google is using this protocol. Yay google!

works with miranda (1)

gfody (514448) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384701)

just use your gmail login and dont forget to use SSL

Damn, those nasty critters are everywhere! (1)

kg_o.O (802342) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384702)

Am I the only only one starting to fear Google?

Re:Damn, those nasty critters are everywhere! (1)

kertong (179136) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384732)

Nope. There are plenty of other change-fearing paranoid individuals as yourself. :)

gmail icks me (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13384703)

I know it's childish of me but if bill gates were handing out a thousand dollars and 50 golden fish rings to anybody with a golden fish ring and the only way to get the golden fish ring was to beg one off of somebody who had 50 of them and had gotten theirs in the same way, then I'd say, "Stick the thousand in your fish ring!". I've been offered a zillion GMail accounts and I just can't stomach the way they are being dolled out.

Problems adding buddies? (1)

ThyPiGuy (870924) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384724)

I'm connected via GAIM, but unable to add any buddies, or get anyone to be able to add me...

Anyone else experience similiar problems?

What about Hello? (2, Interesting)

AstroDrabb (534369) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384743)

Google Hello [hello.com] lets you send images almost instantly to other Hello users and integrates with Google Picasa [google.com] very well. Hello also has a built-in IM client for other Hello users. I actually use Hello at work to chat with my wife since all the other IM protocols are blocked where I work and Hello works over HTTP.

Does anyone know if Hello will work with Google Talk? I don't feel like having to run Hello and Google Talk. However, if they do both work together, what would be the point of Google having both Hello and Google Talk?

Re:What about Hello? (1)

sethadam1 (530629) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384770)

I don't feel like having to run Hello and Google Talk.

Um... you don't have to run them both. You can just ignore Google Talk, and probably no one will notice. It may end up being another tool for the geeks that no one else notices.

Works with tor, yeehaw! (3, Interesting)

mwilliamson (672411) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384768)

looks like it allows connections from tor [eff.org] servers. I love routing my IM's over tor to stop prying eyes. ;-)

so..... (1)

Emperor Cezar (106515) | more than 9 years ago | (#13384772)

Why is this better than anything else?
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