The Google Video service was available to only Windows and Mac OS X users, but know Google has just announced the Google Video and chat features to be able to run for Linux platform users from the Gmail accounts. All the features can know be accessible through users Gmail account.
As Windows and Mac users were taking advantage of this service through their Gmail and further does not want to install any further software and messengers. Through your available contact list know you can video chat with your friends and relatives.
Google further notifies about their RPM support which will soon me added, hence no official date have been announced yet.
“Since sometimes reading “lol” doesn’t deliver the same punch as actually hearing your friend laugh at your jokes, you can now use voice and video capabilities in your Gmail, iGoogle and orkut chat,” says Google’s information page.
“From within these services, you can have an actual conversation with someone (seriously, out loud), or even chat face to face over video.”
This feature is also available for Ubuntu and other different Debian-based Linux distribution with support of RPM to be added very soon. In-order to use this service you have to download this necessary plugin from gmail.com/videochat.