|Google takes aim at AIM
||[Aug. 24th, 2005|08:48 am]
Google Talk beta debuts today and its obvious that Google wants to take on AIM as the defacto IM standard. Using the open source Jabber protocol anyone with a gmail account can sign up either by using the Google Talk PC application or just about any other IM agent that supports Jabber protocol, including Apple's iChat.|
Its easy to set up in iChat - just create a Jabber account with your gmail account name and password and point it at the talk.google.com Jabber server. That's it though you probably will want to turn off the 'insecure' password sending warning in the newly created account's server settings.
You can be signed on to AIM/.Mac and Jabber/Google Talk at the same time, so you can ease into using it as you get more of your friends to signup. If you have friends that don't have Google gmail accounts, everyone who has one as a minimum of 50 invitations they can pass out.
What can I say - shiny new online toy to play with.