This morning Google released the first public version of Google Talk. This is an instant messaging client that uses the open XMPP protocol. Of course, the chat software allows text messages to be sent back and forth and, like competing software from Microsoft, AOL, and Yahoo, the software includes the ability to initiate an audio conversation. For the time being, you can only log in with a Gmail user account and you can only chat with fellow Gmailers. Google Talk will be further expanded in the coming months with new features, which, by the way, are also used by the users themselves suggested could be. More information and reactions can be found in and with this article. What exactly is new in this release is unknown and the release notes are also missing.
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