Thursday, February 03, 2005

WEB Based Internet Chat

Because of security issues, TWR has decided to remove all Instant Messaging apps from the computers and workstations within TWR offices etc.

If we want to IM we'll need to use web versions of the IM services. They run as java apps on the local machines and should be safer. These web apps seem to work well, once you tell XP to not block popups on these particular web sites.

These web based IM sites are also useful if you are temporarily using a different computer that doesn't have your favorite IM client installed on it. Pretty cool.

Here are links to the web versions of the three main chat systems.

Yahoo!: - link at bottom of page for Launch Web Messenger



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