Since windows 2000 comes with netMeeting and its free for download for windows 95 users and up http://www.microsoft.com/windows/netmeeting/
I think we should atleast give this a shot to see if it will work out. When i get home today i will setup a private netMeeting server so that we can test it out. I have never used netmeeting before but it seems simple.
For those of you who have windows 2000 goto start menu->Program->Accessories->communications and click netMeeting to set it up.
Since my work does not allow direct connections to other computers i wont be able to set up the server until after 5 or 6 tonight. Check the IRC chat room or This thread then to see what my status is. I may need someone to try and connect to me to see if it works.
Video chating will be a great way for us to get to see each others setups without having to upload tons of images. NetMeeting does allow file transfers much like mIRC and it also allows remote desktop access from what i have read.
If this works i will leave the server up all day everyday or we can use one of the provided servers which may be better in the long run.
If anyone has had first hand experience with NetMeeting please share with us the details.