Google has released their new Instant Messanger (IM) program called "Google Talk" — gee great yet another IM program for Trillian to add to their program! ha ha
Google Talk is free to mobile phone users, but desktop users require a Gmail account. Since you can’t "get" a Gmail account, let me know if you need to be "invited".
NOTE: Trillian is a great (free) replacement program that incorporates many IMs into one program.