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My employer wants me and the team of developers to communicate with them using gotomeeting.com service. Is it possible to use GoToMeeting in Debian? I know that officially GoToMeeting supports only Mac and Win.

The reason: I am very happy with software development under Linux and don't want to migrate to Windows just because of one or two programs.

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IIRC it worked with Chrome out of the box on a recent Ubuntu. But I'm not completely sure that was GotoMeeting and not one of its competitors, I'll try to check. –  Gilles Nov 21 '12 at 23:05
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There's an option on GoToMeeting setup to permit "Web Viewer". If it's checked you can do the entire meeting within your browser, no plugin or standalone required. See the Linux section of the support page.

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If it doesn't work with Wine or CodeWeaver (commercial version of Wine), then your only option will be to run a (stripped down) copy of Windows in a virtual machine (KVM, Xen, virtualbox all support Windows guests) or use an alternative that supports Linux (there are plenty of cross-platform java-based, and opensource ones you can install on your own server).

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Could you please be more precise and name several alternatives? –  Shaman Nov 21 '12 at 13:41
I looked at it a few years ago and had retained DimDim, bigbluebutton and openmeetings IIRC as a short list but didn't go any further for lack of resources. –  Stephane Chazelas Nov 21 '12 at 14:23
But, they are not gotomeeting compatible and will require my employer and a teem to migrate, right? –  Shaman Nov 21 '12 at 15:07
Most probably, yes. That's the price for using closed-source and/or proprietary solutions. –  Stephane Chazelas Nov 21 '12 at 15:12
@Shaman, using wine might be perfect for you as would a VM, try those before migrating if it is so important to your employer. –  terdon Nov 21 '12 at 16:42
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I feel your pain. I've also had to come to terms with Linux often not being supported (maybe because the market isn't big enough), but RHUB's Web conferencing / Webinar solution supports Linux, UNIX, etc.

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WebHuddle is one open source option you can host yourself. All java based. CrossPlatform LinMacWin. Not at all compatible with GotoMeeting.

Goto sf.net and search for Webhuddle

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Can you provide a link? –  slm Sep 20 '13 at 13:38
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Is this actually compatible with GoToMeeting? –  Michael Mrozek Sep 20 '13 at 15:39
Sorry, this is bad answer. There's a lot of alternatives for gotomeeting, but the question is what to do if emplyer wants me to use gotomeeting. –  Shaman Oct 30 '13 at 11:47
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