After interminable futzing with Gaim I finally figured out how to connect to Google Talk using Ian's screen shot. All the other hints were suggesting "talk.google.com" as the server, but that never worked for me. I'm up now, user name uche.ogbuji. I'm glad Google's using Jabber. As they start to support more and more of Jabber's features, it should become the killer mass IM service.