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I read about the talk command on linux, and how it lets you chat character-by-character rather then line-by-line like most chat clients or IRC.

Does anybody know where I might find a webapp or a chat client (that runs in Windows) that lets you chat in such a manner over the internet?

I did find a few related posts on some other forum (metafilter, specifically), but nobody seemed to have a solution there. I also found a project on Google code (TalkLively), but it looks like it requires a server and some setup to get working, which I'm not willing to do.

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to whom do you want to chat in this manner? one other person at another machine? a group? – akira Aug 15 '12 at 6:13
I suppose with one person at another machine. – Michael0x2a Aug 15 '12 at 6:17
do you need to go through firewalls? no setup required? – akira Aug 15 '12 at 6:48
@akira: I'd like a solution that has a fairly good chance of working on most computer setups. I realize that stuff like firewalls can make some solutions difficult to implement, which is why I was hoping that I could find some webapp or program to circumvent issues like that altogether (although I'm willing to try and work around that if need be). I don't care how long it takes to set it up, as long as it isn't ridiculously onerous -- I really don't have many constraints or requirements :) – Michael0x2a Aug 15 '12 at 7:00
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AIM can do this using a feature called Real-Time.

For more information, see here.

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