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October 13th, 2010, 05:23 PM
:confused: Hi,

we want to install Google talk on our Ubuntu , can anybody forward me link for Google talk installer setup for Google talk.

Please help us.

Biju V P

October 13th, 2010, 05:49 PM
Do you mean Google Voice and Video Chat? - http://www.google.com/chat/video

October 13th, 2010, 06:22 PM
The Google Talk program does not have an installer for Ubuntu, so you cannot use it.

You can use Google Voice and Video Chat as arochester suggests.

I would suggest that you use Empathy, which is installed by default on Ubuntu, and which will bring you all the functionality of Google Talk and Google Voice and Video Chat.

October 14th, 2010, 12:22 AM
yes, thanks for this replay, now we can start using this Empathy, but my friends are using Google talk on windows XP, so is there any so any chance we can use Empathy on our side and they are using Google talk on their side ?, is there any chance for interconnectivity with these softwares

Biju V P

October 14th, 2010, 12:29 AM
Yes, you can do that. You don't have to be using the same chat program to talk to each other :-) So, you can use Empathy and your friend can use Google Talk.

October 14th, 2010, 12:38 AM
You can use Google Talk with Wine, but it's somewhat buggy.

October 14th, 2010, 01:17 AM
I use Empathy for Google Talk. It works great.

October 14th, 2010, 01:35 AM
I use pidgin for that. Emphaty is somehow quite buggy on my side.

October 15th, 2010, 02:21 AM
Thanks for all your support for my help request, now we are more comfortable with Ubuntu- thanks Biju V P