Re: [fw-wiz] How to Save The World
From: Devdas Bhagat (devdas_at_dvb.homelinux.org)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 09:33:51 +0530
On 12/12/04 17:27 -0800, Crispin Cowan wrote:
> Marcus J. Ranum wrote:
> >Crispin Cowan drank the Kool-ade and wrote:
> >>The problem is that the bulk of sites that don't work are the most "corporate" ones: web casts.
> >You mean garbage like those things that let you automatically flip
> >powerpoints for a remote user to present a talk? Garbage that has
> >become popular because sales reps and marketing weenies are
> >apparently too stupid to tell their meeting attendees, "next slide,
> >please..." as they pause to collect their thoughts? Yeah, we need
> >that garbage in order to do business. Not.
> While that is one use for it, no that is not what I mean. If it was just
> "next slide please", then I agree that it would not be worth the bother.
> But it is much more than that. Those webcast thingies can bitscrape
> anything off the desktop screen. Thus I can demo an interactive GUI onto
> a remote customer prospect's desktop to show them what our stuff looks
> like, without them having to install anything.
You mean, like an X server, or even VNC?
> My rant is not that we should just shrug and let 'em not switch. It is
> that there is a legitimate hole in the Linux desktop space, this is it,
> and some of these webcast service providers should step up and fill the
> hole. How the hell else am I supposed to market a Linux server product
> to customers using a Windows desktop unless the webcast product works
> cross-platform? Raindance? WebEX? Are you listening? This is your market
> calling :)
VNC works in a browser as well. Hook up to the same VNC server and you
can share a session. IIRC, there is an IE and Netscape applet VNC client
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