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empathy : Equivalent to gtalk

gtalk for Ubuntu 11.04

gtalk or Google Talk is an instant messaging and VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) application (Client Apps), developed/maintained by Google Inc. it’s free to use and available only for Windows (Xp, Vista or 7). gtalk uses XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) , an open standard communication protocol based on XML (Extensible Markup Language).

Features of gtalk at a Glance

  • Instant Text Chat
  • Instant Voice Chat(Audio/Video)
  • Encrypted data transfer between the client and server
  • Offline Messaging

but Gtalk is available only for Windows (Although Google had a plan to make it available for all platform, but..), so on Ubuntu there is another equivalent apps Gnome Talk(gtalk) that you can use, or You can also install gtalk(Google talk) on ubuntu 11.04 using Wine.

empathy : Equivalent to gtalk

Empathy – Instant Messaging Client : Equivalent to gtalk

Empathy is a free and open source instant messaging client Apps for Ubuntu 11.04. it has almost all features, as you can find in gtalk. Empathy supports for ‘Google talk’, yahoo, AIM, MSN, Facebook and many instant messaging protocols. it’s installed by default, on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal). So in order to start chatting just open it and enter the account details (protocol, username and password). That’s all, now you are ready chat (Text/Audio/Video) with gMail or Facebook friends.

gtalk for ubuntu 10.10

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Google Talk or in short gtalk is an instant messaging and voice chat application developed by Google.Officially it’s available for windows or Mac-OS X only but you can use web based gtalk from your gmail by installing a simple plugin in Mozilla Firefox.If you want desktop based application then there are two ways :

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#1 : Install Google Talk Prism in Ubuntu 10.10

Open Synaptic Package Manager and search for ‘google talk’ or ‘gtalk prism’ or ‘google talk prism’ and select the required package and don’t forget to click on yes if it prompt for additional dependencies(after checking the box).Then click on Apply button to installation the selected packages.It will hardly take a couple of minutes.That’s all ..your prism web application for gtalk is ready to use;open it from Applications –> Internet –>Google Talk Prism and enter your account details to begin.

#2 : Installing Google Talk using Wine

First Install Wine and then open the google talk executable(*.exe) with Wine Windows Program Loader to install gtalk in Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat).Rest of the steps are similar to above.  

voip softwares for windows 7

free voip software for windows 7

voip softwares for windows 7

VOIP software uses voice over internet protocol and the voice signal is transmitted over the Internet or Packet Switched Network instead of PSTN(Public Switched Telephone Network).Voip software can be developed in many ways – i.e based on proprietary or open protocols.e.g IMS(IP Multimedia Subsystem),RTP(Real Time Protocol),SIP(Session Initiation Protocol)…and so on.Here is the two best and free voip software for internet calls on the windows platform.

VOIP Software  for Windows 7

voip software for windows 7
#1. Skype : It’s available free for instant messaging,voice calls(Audio and video calls),video conferencing(With Some limit),file sharing and other lot of features are available.For other features like calling PC to phone,is not free instead you need to buy skype credit by using Paypal.Some other features include HD video quality,Call Transfer,so on.Skype 4.2 version is available for windows.To install skype on windows 7,First download and then double click;follow the instruction on the screen and enjoy Skype!!

gtalk for windows 7
#2. Google Talk(Gtalk) : It’s a great application that uses XML and XMPP based protocol like jabber and very good for text message(with lot of fun) chat,voice calls,for sharing files with your friends…and so many fun with no cost at all.Download Gtalk and install to enjoy goggle Talk.

gtalk for windows 7

Google Talk for Ubuntu 10.04

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What is google talk(in short – gtalk)?

Google Talk is an instant messaging service(The Project is developed on Google Code) which is built on Open Protocols – XMPP,Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol(Old Name – Jabber),an open protocol based on XML; and Jingle(an extension to XMPP for initiating and maintaining peer to peer sessions).gtalk,a google instant messenger(With Extra features like voice calls over Internet using voip) is free and it’s source code is also available so that developers can build a clients that can be connected to the google talk service.

Gtalk for Ubuntu 9.10/10.04

Currently google talk has native support for windows-XP(or Later) and Mac OS X only i.e for Linux or Ubuntu google talk is not developed(Although it is guessed that for Linux gtalk is under development…).On the second thought,ubuntu 10.04 has already a Empathy IM(Instant Messenger) client but if you have used gtalk before on windows XP or 7 then you won’t want to forget gtalk.Although there are many other ways you can use google talk on your ubuntu 10.04.One of the simple ways is to install it through wine.

Update1!  A lot of people have complained that the method explained below that – it doesn’t work anymore (probably due to some dependencies compatibility or other issue) – so you are recommended to choose another alternative – like empathy (it may be installed by default in your Ubuntu distribution, so you just need to set up an account with it) or install skype for text/audio/video chatting. have Fun!

Install google talk(gtalk) on Ubuntu 10.04 – by using wine

#1. To install google talk,first you need to install wine on ubuntu 10.04.Skip this step if already you are using wine on ubuntu.

#2. Download the gtalk windows executable from the google’s website.
Download Google Talk

#3. Install Google Talk on Ubuntu by Right click-> Open with Wine Windows Program Loader.

#4. I hope Your work is done!

Conclusion : Running Windows application program on Ubuntu by using Wine might irritate sometimes..I think Google will release the gtalk for ubuntu(*.deb) soon…