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We've been using Netmeeting for doing presentations with remote workers. Now that MS has disowned it (and it doesn't run on Vista - mostly), we need something else. Since Netmeeting was free, our budget is right around $0. We don't need audio or video, but do need to share apps/desktop and allow a remote user to take control.
What are some good cheap/free alternatives?
Yugma is a free alternative that I've used before.
With priced options there is
Apr 30, 2009 at 18:08
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Office Communications Server might not be that expensive. If your company has licensed the Enterprise version of Office, it already comes with a Client Access License for Communicator.
That makes the price of OCS only $700 (for the server), even if you have thousands of clients.
Food for thought.
Apr 30, 2009 at 18:19
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Microsoft SharedView It works great in VISTA and it's very easy to use.
Apr 30, 2009 at 18:46
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I'd recommend Citrix's
GoToMeeting. I have used it to do both presentations and remote support. Its very simple to use and has worked very well for me in the past, even over poor internet connections.
Apr 30, 2009 at 18:01
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VNC. The free version has some OS limitations, but works well. May not work for you b/c you have to pay for the Vista and Mac versions.
Apr 30, 2009 at 20:15
Trey Jackson Trey Jackson
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We've used both LiveMeeting and Webex with good results.
Apr 30, 2009 at 18:32
I use SharedView when doing over the web training. It allows the other user to highlight and point to things with their own mouse so you can see what they are talking about.
It's free and has worked very well. The only downside is that all participants must have a Live account (free) in order to start or join sessions.
Apr 30, 2009 at 18:56
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DimDim is free (for small meetings that don't need branding) and works pretty well.
Apr 30, 2009 at 19:02
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i've used radmin for this purpose. it allows file transfer, etc. iirc costs about $50
Apr 30, 2009 at 18:30
connect now looks slick.
Apr 30, 2009 at 19:05
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I've been using
Vyew for the last year or so. It's cross platform so Windows, Mac and Linux users can both view and share their screens.
Apr 30, 2009 at 19:20
Mike Akers Mike Akers
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You might check out
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Jun 18, 2009 at 22:28
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If you just need a quick replacement, you could use the Vista-integrated "Windows Collaboration". It's gotten some bad reviews though, I'd check to make sure it meets your needs first.
Jun 18, 2009 at 23:47
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