Since this is the chatting place of the forum I thought this message would be best placed in here.
Google is launching a new instant message system as of today. I haven't yet tried it but if anyone would like to try it out then feel free to add me on ""
The program is currently beta and doesn't look very special if you ask me. You can download it at's extreemly simple. Just download it , login with your gmail account (if you don't have one just use or for free invites) and you'll be able to use it right away. It's based on the open Jabber protocol and seems to use less cpu and bandwith then Skype. I don't know anything about the quality though or delay. ... _messaging