I know Pidgin can do this, but I do not want to use Pidgin due to its interface.


GTalk uses the formerly Jabber protocol, now named Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP).

I don't see anything wrong with Pidgin interface, actually I use it in my openSUSE desktop at work without problems.

Since interface is a problem and I can't decide for you, you should really check XMPP capable softwares. Wikipedia list of XMPP client software is a great start.

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    you mean any XMPP capable software can work as Google Talk?? – Lazer Sep 19 '09 at 0:22
  • Yes. I dont guarantee that you use the same settings across all software, but as long as you connect to gtalk servers with a XMPP capable client, you can use your gtalk account with no problem. I recommend reading some tutorials in pidgin to connect to gtalk (gmail servers) and see if they apply to your XMPP chosen software in the list I provided. – GmonC Sep 20 '09 at 5:40

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