Jul 30, 2009

Empathy now has Desktop Sharing

I thought I would give the beta version of Ubuntu 9.10 a try this morning. Wow was I impressed. Empathy is now version 2.27.5 and it has remote desktop sharing. Just right click on the person you want to share with and click share desktop. The remote viewer can now just click on the invitation and violla he sees your desktop. This is very helpful and it runs at the core philosophy of Ubuntu --people helping people. Most of us Ubuntu lovers will wait another two months to see this, but I just couldn't wait. Mind you, I just finished setting up a Windows 98 on 15 Mbits/sec Internet today. So we all are at different stages of our software use abilities. I even had to use IE6 which isn't supported by a lot of websites any more. I think that is one of the reasons why I don't mind using Open Source software--It enables everyone to use the same software without financial restrictions. The best reason still is it is free to change to suit your needs. All righty then

1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting. If it's "zero-config" then I'll love it. If not, ultimately I will not use it. Remote desktop sharing needs to be that easy.

    So ... what else do you use Empathy for? I've found little use for it. Also ... what's with the adds? When did you start that?