Today we have launched the Mikogo Linux software as an open beta release. This means it is now available for anyone to download from our download pages and use for their next desktop sharing sessions. With the new Linux software you can both start or join sessions from a Linux computer. Furthermore the software works in conjunction with Mikogo organizers or participants who are using either a Windows or Mac computer. In other words, share your screen Linux screen with Windows or Mac users. Or join a session from your Linux computer and view the screen of your Windows or Mac organizer.
Read below for details on downloading the Linux software, along with screenshots of Mikogo sharing desktops between Linux and Windows/Mac computers.
Downloading the Mikogo Linux Software
You can download and save the mikogo.tar.gz file by clicking here. Once you have saved the mikogo.tar.gz Linux file to your computer, right-click the downloaded file and extract it. The Mikogo application will then appear. Double-click on this application icon to start Mikogo. The application will launch, a Mikogo icon will appear in the Taskbar, and the Mikogo Panel will appear.
Starting a Session
Starting a session with the Linux version works in the same way as it does with the Windows and Mac version. Click on the icon in the main menu and then the start session button (image below on the left). You’ll then receive the unique session ID (image below on the right).
Joining a Session
Participants can go to go.mikogo.com and enter the session ID that you received. Alternatively, they can download the appropriate software from our download page (depending on their type of computer), run the software and then enter the session ID.
If someone wants to join your session from a Linux computer, they can download the Linux software, run the application and enter the session ID, as shown in the image to the right.
NOTE: The Mikogo Linux software is part of Version 4 so after you have started your first Linux session, please be sure that your participants also use Version 4 to join the session.
If you are after further information on using the Linux software and the included features, please take a look at our user guide.
Thank you Beta Testers!
In a previous blog post we told you how we had been working on a Linux version and asked for some people to help us out in a closed beta stage. This closed beta stage took place over the last couple of weeks. We would like to say thank you to everyone who spent their time testing this new software and helping us get to this point today where we can now make the Linux release available for all the Mikogo Linux fans out there. Thank you!
Linux Desktop Sharing Screenshots
Image Credit: Image held by Larry Ewing on Wikimedia