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Linux Orbit: Net Talk releases Java Chat/Speech Client for Linux Users

Jul 10, 2000, 02:53 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nancy C. Hanger)

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"Net Talk, an Israeli/New York company specializing in an online java chat/speech client, has announced that they will be releasing a Linux version of their product, which enters into official beta test on Monday, July 10, 2000."

"Specifically written for Red Hat Linux, this may be one of the first java-based browser chat clients for Linux that uses text, speech (including a behind-the-firewall setup), and animated "cartoon" avatars set in composed "environments." The java applet download is one of the smallest on the market, given the abilities of the chat client: only 50K."

"The current version 3.0 has had major upgrades, including the Linux client addition. Avatars have been redone, the environments redrawn, speech has been stabilized and improved. Because of limitations on browsers available for Linux, this appears to only run in Netscape or Opera for Linux, with java activated. All functions of the Windows versions of Net Talk have apparently been ported to Linux, including file transfer, private messaging, text chat, speech chat, and the avatars and their environments."

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