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ICQ - "ICQ is a revolutionary, user-friendly Internet tool that informs you who's on-line at any time and enables you to contact them at will... With ICQ, you can chat, send messages, files and URL's, play games, or just hang out with your fellow 'Netters' while still surfing the Net..." Download here.
mIRC - "IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a virtual meeting place where people from all over the world can meet and talk; you'll find the whole diversity of human interests, ideas, and issues here, and you'll be able to participate in group discussions on one of the many thousands of IRC channels, or just talk in private to family or friends, wherever they are in the world." Download here.
MSN Messenger Service - "Send instant messages with cool, new emoticons, call anywhere in the world from your computer, see when someone's typing, page a contact's mobile phone, send pictures and music to your friends, and much more." Download here.
Roger Wilco! - "Roger Wilco! is a real-time voice chat technology that enhances communication among users of the Internet. Use it to talk to your friends, play multiplayer games or add a voice chatroom to your site..." Download here.
TeamSound - "...Whether you're a hard-core internet game player, someone who needs an Internet phone or just want to talk to several friends while you surf, TeamSound has all the features to provide the voice connection. All you need is a supported sound card, microphone and speakers attached to your computer..." Download here.
TeamSpeak - "TeamSpeak was primarily designed to work for people who are behind a NAT router (share internet). Further more it was designed for gamers. That mean to us it had to use as little bandwidth as possible, while having a reasonable voice quality." Download here.
Trillian (Alternate site) - "Communicate with Flexibility and Style. Trillian is everything you need for instant messaging. Connect to ICQ, AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and IRC in a single, sleek and slim interface." Download here. (Alternate download site.)
Ventrilo - Ventrilo is a voice communication program that runs independently of any game or program, and allows you to communicate with other people connected to the same server as you, even if they are not playing the same game as you. Download here.
NOTE: This program can take advantage of "text-to-speech" from Microsoft. If you need the missing Speech SDK 5.1 file, you can download it here.
Yahoo! Messenger - "Instantly communicate with all of your online friends... With Yahoo! Messenger 5.0 you can quickly exchange messages with all your online friends. Unlike email, instant messages appear as soon as they're sent." Download here.
ThumbsPlus - "ThumbsPlus is a highly customizible image database / graphics editor application that makes it easy to catalog and locate, as well as, maintain and modify all your graphics and multimedia files." Download here.
Last Updated: 2004.04.06