Anyone can Google Talk

I've been using Google Talk for a little while now, because I can't stand MSN and its the only other IM client that has access to the outside world from work.

I've watched it grow from just a very simple IM only tool to a clean IM tool with only whats required. eg. IM, file sharing and VOIP.

I used the VOIP for the first time last night talking to Andy Allan after the UG meeting. I have to say I'm very impressed. The codec that it uses are absolutely crystal clear.

The GoogleTalk beta was only open to those of us with GMail accounts (does anyone not have a google email account these days?), but now its open for everyone to use.

If you don't want to use the google talk client, its just Jabber, so you can use the Jabber plug-in in the likes of Trillian Pro