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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. Nov 21, 2012 at 23:05

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Use the HTML5 version, which runs fine under Chrome, no need to use phone for voice.

Open it at:

https://app.gotomeeting.com

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

https://app.gotomeeting.com/index.html?meetingid=<id>

Create Shortcut

You can create a Web App in Chrome, clicking in the sandwich icon, then Install GoToMeeting.

If this entry is not available, you can use More Tools > Create Shortcut.

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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, 2016 at 14:31
  • @Cerin This is really awesome! Do you mind to post the plugin download page so I can update the answer? Jun 29, 2016 at 17:44
  • HTML5 has great amount of issues + they disabled ability to share screen.
    – puchu
    Apr 19, 2019 at 13:02
  • @puchu As I've stated, to share screen you need to install an extension. Apr 19, 2019 at 13:05
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    Related bug : community.logmein.com/t5/GoToMeeting-Discussions/… It seems Chrome 81 solves the problem. Mar 26, 2020 at 9:07
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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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    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, 2014 at 8:24
  • Also you dont have Remote access with web viewer
    – krishna
    Aug 7, 2014 at 10:47
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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? Nov 21, 2012 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. Nov 21, 2012 at 14:23
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    But, they are not gotomeeting compatible and will require my employer and a teem to migrate, right? Nov 21, 2012 at 15:07
  • Most probably, yes. That's the price for using closed-source and/or proprietary solutions. Nov 21, 2012 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, 2012 at 16:42
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I'm using it on Ubuntu 18.04 and in Chrom{e}{ium}. The image is OK but the sound does not work (I cannot use the laptop speakers/mic). With sound on the phone I can see the shared screens etc. but I would call their Linux support pretty poor.

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