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.

  • 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

There is a HTML5 version, which runs fine under Chrome, no need to use phone for voice.

Open it at:


Or if you want to directly open the meeting using the ID:


Then you can create a Web App in Chrome, clicking in the sandwich icon, then More Tools > Create Shortcut.

You can use your webcam and see shared desktops.

You'll need a Chrome extension to share your desktop.

GoToMeeting said the HTML5 is their future platform and missing features will be added.

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    I just tested this under Chrome on Ubuntu, and after installing their Chrome plugin, screen sharing worked fine. – Cerin Jun 29 '16 at 14:31
  • @Cerin This is really awesome! Do you mind to post the plugin download page so I can update the answer? – Rael Gugelmin Cunha Jun 29 '16 at 17:44
  • HTML5 has great amount of issues + they disabled ability to share screen. – puchu Apr 19 at 13:02
  • @puchu As I've stated, to share screen you need to install an extension. – Rael Gugelmin Cunha Apr 19 at 13:05

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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    its worth mentioning that the web viewer do not support voip, so you will have to use the phone for the audio – Thomas Jun 25 '14 at 8:24
  • Also you dont have Remote access with web viewer – krishna Aug 7 '14 at 10:47

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).

  • Could you please be more precise and name several alternatives? – Illarion Kovalchuk 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. – Stéphane Chazelas Nov 21 '12 at 14:23
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    But, they are not gotomeeting compatible and will require my employer and a teem to migrate, right? – Illarion Kovalchuk Nov 21 '12 at 15:07
  • Most probably, yes. That's the price for using closed-source and/or proprietary solutions. – Stéphane Chazelas Nov 21 '12 at 15:12
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    @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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