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I'm looking for tool where I can share my desktop and the programs I'm running with other users over Internet to be able to run demonstrations. Something like Remote Desktop or VNC but with more than one user seeing my desktop.

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You could use some web conferencing software such as Go To Meeting or WebEx.

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I use WebEx frequently. I've only used it with windows clients, but it "just works." –  dmo May 1 '09 at 21:37

vnc can handle multiple users, and is fairly simple.

I've heard good things about gotomeeting

A free option for web conferencing is dimdim

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There are some suggestions here: http://serverfault.com/questions/1383/replacement-for-netmeeting

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TightVNC with the DFMirage mirror display driver is pretty nice I've just used it with 2 connected users as a time but it has worked well, as far as I know the only limiting factor would be your bandwidth. I use it a lot on my network to control POS computers through VPN.

There also exists an application from the guys at TightVNC called TightProjector, I havn't used it myself and it sadly isn't a free program but it might be useful. :)

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TightVNC and the DFMirage mirror display driver can be downloaded from tightvnc.com/download.html. –  Peter Mortensen Jul 14 '09 at 22:53

Listen to a few episodes of SecurityNow and you can't fail to learn about GoToMeeting from Citrix.

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SecurityNow can be found at grc.com/securitynow.htm. –  Peter Mortensen Jul 14 '09 at 22:49

Technically at least in regard to Windows XP, termserv.dll can be patched to allow concurrent Remote Desktop sessions (I'm not sure how that's received). I've experimented and it's really not all that disagreeable. It's been some time since then however, and I never tried more than two users.

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This one is no frills and free... https://www.yugma.com/

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Gotomeeting is perfect for this. It can be set to share a whole desktop, or share individual windows. It can record your demo sessions for later presentations (including voice).

You can also change presenters mid-way through, and give control of your applications to other users.

It also works perfectly (as user and presenter) through https proxy

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If you're using Vista by chance, you already have the tool. Windows Meeting Space comes with every version of Vista except home basic.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/features/meeting-space.aspx

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