"Google Talk, the alternative to bloated crap."4.5 starson by Revrant
Pros: Fast, Simple, Easy to use, Gmail integration, WORKING VoIP, Nice Resizing.
Cons: Lack of annoying teenager-pleasing features, 'Buzz' 'Nudge' 'Winks' 'Audibles' not included, No customization yet.
Summary: Exactly the review you'd expect from Cnet, blah, well, it's sleek, smooth, fast, and easy to use, and I can't say that about Yahoo or AIM, even MSN sometimes, they're bloated with so much crap designed so buddies can annoy each other that they lose focus on improving the actual messenger, stopping it from crashing, making it function. They seem to change features enough to screw up anything Cerulean attempts though.
I don't like the emotes on the messengers, AIMs are pretty much pre-millenium, Yahoo has a few, but the constant repeat is annoying, MSNs are without soul. So I don't feel that as something Google Talk lacks, I hope they don't expand in cross-messaging, everything produced by that end has been buggy, bogged down crap.Updated
I don't know anyone who doesn't have a Gmail, so claiming it limited by invites is probably the largest amount of horse**** I've ever seen Cnet print. The only people I can think of that do NOT have a Gmail believe Google to be evil, so that's absolute nonsense, limited.