LinuxPlanet: Linux Makes PalTalk Possible in a Windows World
Jul 24, 2003, 19:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)
"Simply put, PalTalk combines the best features of instant
messaging and Internet telephony. The free PalTalk service offers a
wide range of features that allow users to communicate with each
other anywhere in the world and at any time. The service allows
users to make free calls to anywhere in the world, with very high
quality sound. It's also possible to make live video calls,
participate in voice chat rooms and instant message your friends.
PalTalk is currently launching its Multivideo service which allows
up to six simultaneous video images in a voice conference. The new
feature is available now in PalTalk 5.0.
"There are currently PalTalk users in 150 different countries
with paying (video) customers coming from about 40 countries.
PalTalk can handle over 40,000 users simultaneously. Katz has seen
groups of up to 700 users. It takes quite a sophisticated system to
support those kinds of loads reliably. And just think, that's
audio, text messaging, and video, all together.
"So how did this ultra-sophisticated, on-the-rise system get its