Alternative to WebEx

Alternative to WebEx

Post by Ross » Sat, 24 Jan 2004 09:14:22

Hi there,
I am running Red Hat Linux 7.3 on my laptop. Unfortunately, I am unable to
run WebEx presentations because WebEx is not supporting RH 7.3 and later
versions, and will not be supporting it for at least another 6 months.

How to get around this problem? Or, is there an alternative way other than
Any idea would be greatly appreciated,

Alternative to WebEx

Post by Sybren Stv » Sat, 24 Jan 2004 09:49:49

["Followup-To:" header set to comp.os.linux.]
Ross enlightened us with:

Geesh... they're running behind for about a few years...

What exactly is WebEx? If it's just a presentation program, you could
use's Impress.

The problem with the world is stupidity. Not saying there should be a
capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the
safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?


Alternative to WebEx

Post by Ross » Sat, 24 Jan 2004 23:17:49

It's an online presentation service. Here is its website:

Alternative to WebEx

Post by Agro » Sun, 25 Jan 2004 16:29:47

RealPlayer has presentation features. It can also stream live video and
audio, and combine all those into a Real presentation.

Now I have HelixPlayer on my computer, it is the next generation of the
Realplayer and RealOnePlayer. You can get the linux version from a
HelixPlayer community web site at:

(Page down a couple of times after you go to the page)

or you can get Unix version of Real from Germany or Austria.

For creating presentations you only need a text editor and use the SMIL
format. There are some free tools on realnetwoks site; check for something
like SDK and then UNIX tools.

I think SMIL works on RealPlayer for UNIX and not HelixDNA

You can also download the FREE version of HelixProducer to create media
from :