Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Google launches video chat, still no love shown for Linux

This morning when I read the news that google has finally launched audio and video chat, right from Gmail, I was really excited. Imagine a browser plugin that would finally bring gtalk audio to us, the Linux users.

Well, unfortunately it only works on Windows and Mac OS. They do have plans to accomodate other platforms soon. Well yeah, we buy that google! We have been frickin waiting for a native gtalk application for 4 years now. And yes, we are still waiting for Chrome. The greatest advocator of open source, but still no love shown for Linux. This is really sad. Hope things change soon.


Anonymous said...

totally dude... and its not like linux is used only by a handful of people... its user base has grown a lot... as much as i love google i have to say google has a bullshit policy of supporting only the pussy operating systems out there (ya even mac is pussy). get some balls google!

Dilip said...

hey.. really think the whole idea of incorporating video chat onto gmail is a total unnecessary. It is not the question of using what OS it supports, it is a totally non dedicated and sub standard video chat option .
1.clarity is bad
2. option to enable and disable video chat with os x is also a bit problemo..

rather prefer msn livevideo chat