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Instant Chat (non Work) software - ooVoo

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Instant Chat (non Work) software - ooVoo


    Hi there
    was looking for a decent FREE non corporate type of instant chat software -- saw ooVoo -- seems to do what I need.

    Just want the message popup (with / without webcam) rather like Ms LYNC in office . Anything else good too -- I don't NEED the voice calls etc as there's plenty of software to do that (SKYPE etc) but the instant messaging would be great.

    (IM is better than emails too for quick notes etc).

    Anybody tried this -- also alleged to work on Android and iPhone too.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    What is wrong with Skype? I get text messages though that when I remember to look.
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    What is wrong with Skype? I get text messages though that when I remember to look.
    Hi there
    SKYPE texting is different -- and as you say "When I remember to look".

    Instant messaging means a little popup usually at the bottom of the right and screen corner appears when someone wants to call you -- assuming you are all on the Internet.

    A first rate implementation is LYNC in Ms office but you need to be connected to a commercial (not free) or Workspace messaging server.

    Google spaces could be something like it -- Instant Messaging is similar to texting but operates totally DIFFERENTLY - especially on a PC.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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Instant Chat (non Work) software - ooVoo
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