Use GoToMeeting Online on Linux.

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Well long story short, Windows crashed, have a meeting in 2 days. Found out there is a solution for browser-through connection. How do I join the meeting through my browser (Firefox for Ubuntu)? Does the host have to enable the browser option? Thank you.
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Glenn Dobson, Community Leader

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Hi Costas,

You will need a Windows PC, Mac, iOS or Android device in order to join a GoToMeeting, we do not have a browser based viewer available currently.

Here are our System Requirements: http://support.citrixonline.com/en_US...
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Thanks for the immidiate reply. Although I have dug this out:

http://support.citrixonline.com/en_US...

Is it accurate? If it is usable in my situation can you please provide how to use it? Or Else I will need to buy a new laptop for just this meeting (trying to avoid)

Thank you
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Dawn R. Wolfe

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Glenn, to give you some perspective on the importance of Linux: I am not a tech worker, I am a freelance writer. I do not and will not use Windows. Therefore DIOSA won't be getting my money because they use your service and I cannot. I will be letting them know this.

In other words, you folks really need to get on the ball about this. When people like myself who aren't all that tech-savvy are switching to Linux, your service will go bust the moment a viable alternative is available. Not saying, just sayin'
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I am a linux sys admin for a development shop that is 80% linux. This lack of support for linux is loosing you customers daily. Get with the program, Windows is dead. OSX is pricy linux... why the fuck don't you have a linux working version yet? and why do you like pissing off your most vocal possible user base?
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Thanks for the immidiate reply. Although I have dug this out:

http://support.citrixonline.com/en_US...

Is it accurate? If it is usable in my situation can you please provide how to use it? Or Else I will need to buy a new laptop for just this meeting (trying to avoid)

Thank you
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Glenn Dobson, Community Leader

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Hi, please review the FAQs regarding the Web Viewer: http://support.citrixonline.com/en_US...

* The GoToMeeting Organizer has to choose that Attendees connect using the Web Viewer.
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Glenn, what prevents Citrix from offering VoIP with the Viewer product? My experience with telephone links has been decidedly unsatisfactory (unitelligible, even).
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With Linux becoming more and more popular, and an estimated 100 million users, it's time to make this work on Linux. Ubuntu alone has over 20 million users, and that's just one of the many distributions.

I won't touch Windows or Mac Os, can't stand either.

And I am but just one of a quickly growing trend.
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@dennygoot +1

I have a conference call with a large Canadian company this afternoon and they want to use gotomeeting. I'll be making the point that it doesn't work with my company's systems (we're linux-based), and will suggest we find alternatives.
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+1
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+1 here too. We run Debian Stable on our desktop/workstations. It would be great if gotomeeting supports Linux. Too bad it doesn't 'cause it is surely a good product.

As an alternative, I see some webinars are being made by broadcasting Google Hangouts live. Anyone could access the broadcast by accessing the presentor's youtube channel.
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ferdy.nagy

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It's really unacceptable for a collaboration tool to not support linux. Every time I have to attend a gotomeeting I bring up this issue and recommend another system.
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Alaa Murad

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No Linux !!! where do you live if you can not support Linux for a tool that is used mostly by IT professionals !!!

I guess gotomeeting , I'm going somewhereelse :P
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Keith Bennett

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+1 Me too. Not supporting Linux is a deal breaker for me. C'mon, guys!
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David Barton

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We are looking for a conferencing platform, and lack of Linux support rules GoToMeeting out.
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Joshua Siler

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+1 - no linux support is a major GTM downside
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George

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Yeah, this a huge deal breaker. No serious tech company will ever use this product if it doesn't support linux.
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Tylor Pater

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Suggesting our school switch to TeamViewer so I don't have to get another computer! Linux support should be a big thing!
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Gary Houlden

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I am testing out GoToMeeting, but as 1 of my team uses Linux it may prove unusable.
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max.domarev

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google hangouts supports linux very good
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itsterry

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+1 for Google Hangouts. I used it for a client conference call last week (same client who had proposed GoToMeeting previously) and we were all surprised at the quality. Much better than Skype, too
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I'm glad to see companies like HP now offering Ubuntu desktop PCs - perhaps Citrix should take a leaf from their book and pay attention to Linux?

Webex support for Linux is good which is why we use that instead of GotoMeeting.

The most recent figures I could find for PCs in use around the world was from 2003 (Source : Computer Industry Almanac Inc. February 1, 2012). Using this data and the 1.16% market share Linux holds for web browsing use (Source: GlobalStats. April 11, 2013), the USA will have approx 3.6 million Linux desktops and the UK, where I come from, has 630k Linux desktops.

Not insignificant numbers - come on Citrix - wake up and offer Linux support.
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Tashfeen Ekram

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Please add linux suppport!
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Gary Houlden

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Too late, we have moved to Cisco WebEx. The basic package is free, and the next up is £15 a month. And of course.... LINUX SUPPORT...... You need to move fast these days to keep customers!
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It makes no sense not to support linux and is lazy, sloppy development. It makes me question the competency of gotomeeting developers. If gotomeeting were written using open-standard browser api calls, as opposed to IE-specific calls, this would be a no brainer. Windows is nothing more than a cheezy GUI API which runs atop the ancient DOS operating system, simulating a multi-tasking environment and should have been decommissioned years ago. Windows is so yesterdays news; anyone single-sourcing themselves on Windows is not going to be in business long.
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Please add Linux support, if you could make it work on Android I don't get it why you can't make it work on Linux.
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Donald Hayward

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Please add Linux support. It's silly to not support it if you're a company that caters to tech-savvy users.
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Elizabeth White

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I could probably write the generic gotomeeting API for you. Contact me if you want the assistance.
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Glenn Dobson, Community Leader

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Hi Elizabeth, we have an API available already https://developer.citrixonline.com/
In order for us to support Linux we will need to create a Linux compatible version of our software.
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Linux support is absolutely required if I were to use GotoMeeting. Until such a day, I will not be using your service and I will suggest that companies and individuals use competing products and services, such as WebEx and Google Hangouts.
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No linux support is a no-go for me. Guess I'll stay with WebEx.

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