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Are you tired of running a dozen programs to stay in touch with the people you care about? Are you looking for a way to call back home, without spending an arm and a leg? Then you need to read Google Talking! Discover the "Google way" to instant message your friends, with the power of voice and text! Make calls from your computer to any phone in the world! When you pick up your phone and make a call, you can reach that person, regardless of what phone company they use. Why should instant messaging be any different? Instant Messaging has become the favorite way of internet users to stay in touch. But to keep in contact with friends across several IM networks, you had to run a dozen different programs? Until now! Google Talk is Google's foray into the Instant Messaging universe. In tradition with Google's embrace of the Open Source community, Google Talk breaks free of proprietary messaging, allowing you to connect to the chat service of your choice, without the need to install several different programs. You can also connect to Google's own instant messaging networks with the Voice and Jabber-enabled client of your choice.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Visit us at www.syngress.com
    1. Solutions Web Site
    2. Ultimate CDs
    3. Downloadable E-books
    4. Syngress Outlet
    5. Site Licensing
    6. Custom Publishing
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Lead Author
  5. Technical Editor
  6. Contributing Authors
  7. 1. Introduction
    1. How Did We Get Here?
    2. The Rise of Google
    3. The Instant-Messaging World
      1. America Online Instant Messenger
      2. ICQ
      3. Microsoft Windows Live Messenger
      4. Yahoo! Messenger
      5. QQ
      6. What’s Wrong With This Picture?
    4. Introducing Google Talk
      1. Google Talking Without a Client
      2. Google Talking On the Go
    5. Solutions Fast-Track
      1. How Did We Get Here?
      2. The Rise of Google
      3. The Instant-Messaging World
      4. Introducing Google Talk
    6. Frequently Asked Questions
  8. 2. Installation
    1. Introduction
    2. Minimum System Requirements
      1. Connection Speed: Broadband vs. Dial-Up
      2. Upload and Download Speeds
      3. Testing Your Bandwidth Speeds
      4. Microphone and Speakers
        1. Headsets
        2. Microphone and Headphones
          1. A Word About Laptops
        3. Bluetooth Headsets
        4. USB Phones
      5. Personal Computer (PC) Requirements
    3. Installing Google Talk on Windows
      1. Troubleshooting Windows Audio Recording
      2. Installing the Application
    4. Solutions Fast Track
      1. What Type of Operating System Should I Use?
      2. Audio Hardware Requirements
      3. Bandwidth Considerations
    5. Frequently Asked Questions
  9. 3. Google Talk for Non-Windows Users
    1. Introduction
    2. Gaim for Linux
      1. Setting Up Your Account
      2. Using Gaim
    3. iChat for OS X
      1. Setting Up Your Account
      2. Using iChat
      3. iChat Limitations
    4. Adium X for OS X
      1. Setting Up Your Account
      2. Using Adium X
    5. Summary
    6. Solutions Fast Track
      1. Gaim for Linux
      2. iChat for OS X
      3. Adium for OS X
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. 4. Google Talk Usage
    1. Using Google Talk
      1. Your Contact List
        1. Adding Contacts
        2. Changing Your Contact List View
        3. Interacting With Contacts
      2. Setting Status
        1. Google Music Trends
    2. Chatting With Google Talk
      1. Emoticons and Text Formatting
      2. Reviewing Old Chats
      3. Chatting “Off the Record”
    3. Speaking Your Mind
      1. Voice Chat
      2. Voicemail
    4. Sharing Files and Tunes
    5. Personalizing Your Google Talk
      1. Avatars
      2. Themes and Skins
      3. Configuration Settings
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions Fast Track
      1. Using Google Talk
      2. Chatting with Google Talk
      3. Speaking Your Mind
      4. Sharing Files and Tunes
      5. Personalizing Your Google Talk
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
  11. 5. Google Talk Add-ons and Modifications
    1. Making Google Talk Yours
      1. GT-Plug
      2. Extended Talk
      3. Creating Your Own Theme
        1. Creating the Necessary Files
        2. Altering Message Displays
          1. Incoming\Content.html
          2. Incoming\NextContent.html
          3. Outgoing\Content.html
          4. Outgoing\NextContent.html
          5. Status.html
          6. NextStatus.html
        3. Primary CSS Data
    2. Reach Out and Touch Someone
      1. Surprise Mom With a Call From Google Talk
        1. VoIP Over Talqer
        2. VoIP Using GTalk-To-VoIP
      2. Can You See Me Now? Good!
        1. Fun and Games with Festoon
        2. Using Festoon as a Business Tool
      3. Sex Change in a Download
    3. Become a Google Talk DJ
      1. Quick-and-Dirty Broadcasting
      2. DJ’ing Through Mercora
    4. Google Talk Chat Rooms
    5. Pushing the Envelope
      1. Google Talk to Go
      2. Sleeping With the Enemy
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions Fast Track
      1. Making Google Talk Yours
      2. Reach Out and Touch Someone
      3. Become a Google Talk DJ
      4. Google Talk Chat Rooms
      5. Pushing the Envelope
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Links to Sites
  12. 6. Proxy Use
    1. Introduction
    2. What Are Proxies?
      1. Why Use Proxies?
    3. Configuring Google Talk to Use Proxies
    4. Onion Router Proxies
      1. How Onion Routing Works
      2. Configuring Google Talk to Use Onion Routing Proxies
    5. Using an SSH Tunnel
      1. Creating an SSH Tunnel in Windows
      2. Creating an SSH Tunnel in Linux and OS X
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions Fast Track
      1. What Are Proxies?
      2. Configuring Google Talk to Use Proxies
      3. Onion Router Proxies
      4. Using an SSH Tunnel
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
  13. 7. Google Talk in the Enterprise
    1. Introduction
    2. Implementing Google Talk in Your Network
      1. Configuring for Google Talk: Standalone Client
        1. Deploying Google Talk Client
        2. Deploying Google Talk: Client Registry Changes
        3. Allowing Google Talk Client Network Traffic
      2. Configuring for Google Talk: Google Mail
    3. Blocking Google Talk
      1. Blocking Google Talk Traffic
      2. Blocking Google Talk from Executing
    4. Enterprise Security and Control of Google Talk
    5. Summary
    6. Solutions Fast Track
      1. Implementing Google Talk in Your Network
      2. Blocking Google Talk
      3. Monitoring Google Talk Chats
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
  14. A. Introduction to Video Calling
    1. Introduction
      1. Personal Videoconferencing
      2. Business Videoconferencing
      3. Web Videoconferencing
    2. What Is a Video Call?
    3. Where Can You Perform Video Calls?
  15. B. Free Video Call Software
    1. Overview
    2. One-on-One Video Call Solutions
      1. AOL Instant Messenger (AIM 5.9) and AOL Triton (BETA)
      2. Apple iChat AV
      3. Festoon
      4. IVisit Lite
      5. Microsoft MSN Messenger 7.5 (Windows Live Messenger 8.0 BETA)
      6. SightSpeed
      7. Skype 2.0
      8. Spontania Video4IM
      9. WigiWigi—Vwho
      10. Yahoo Messenger
      11. ZoomCall
    3. Multiuser Video Call Solutions
      1. Apple iChat AV
      2. Festoon
        1. WigiWigi—Vwho
    4. Multi-IM Video Call Solutions
      1. EyeBall Chat
      2. Festoon
      3. FWD.Communicator
      4. PalTalk Basic
      5. QNext
      6. Trillian Basic
      7. TryFast
      8. WigiWigi Vwho
    5. SIP Video Call Solutions
      1. FWD.Communicator
      2. INEEN
      3. Lycos Phone
      4. Sony/GlowPoint IVE
        1. Plan Features
        2. Yak Virtual Videophone
    6. H.323 Video Call Solutions
      1. EnvisionSL
      2. Microsoft NetMeeting
    7. Chat-Room-Based Video Call Solutions
      1. CamFrog
      2. Chatablanca
      3. CUWorld
      4. DKMessenger
      5. EyeBall Chat
      6. LIvVE
      7. PalTalk
    8. Other Video Call Solutions
      1. Microsoft Portrait
        1. Obsolete, End-of-Life, or Discontinued Solutions
    9. Summary