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Google Talk gives you all the instant messaging and a huge percentage of the voice calling you're likely to need, at the price Google made famous: free. Google Talking will help you make the most of it -- at home, on the road, and in business.
You'll walk through getting Google Talk configured on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh; then get down to work with its chat, voice, data sharing, and video calling features. Google Talking checks out the nifty, innovative touches Google's engineers have cooked up -- for instance, Google Music Trends, which lets you tell contacts what songs you're listening to. There's a full chapter on third-party tools available for Google Talk, too -- including quick-and-dirty broadcasting/DJ tools. Google Talk's serious side is covered here, too: configuring large networks to permit it, and, yes, blocking it if you're so inclined. Bill Camarda, from the May 2007 Read Only