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Last post Author Topic: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC  (Read 21834 times)

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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2008, 04:57:28 PM »
« Last Edit: May 09, 2008, 05:03:10 PM by Curt »

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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2008, 05:00:21 PM »
Yes, that's the page I downloaded it from... Let's see what Steffen says.

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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2008, 05:06:11 PM »
- maybe it is the Skype Phone or something (SkypeOut?) you have to purchase?
Do you have the free Skype_In ?
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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2008, 05:17:02 PM »
No, it has nothing to do with calls. Look at the screenshot, it says Skype Extras Manager. Besides, I have a SkypeOut account, but no SkypeIn.

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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2008, 06:32:59 AM »
Mikogo says the problem is solved, but:
 (see attachment in previous post)
Well, I thought it's too simple to be true...

Hey, thanks for the screenshot. I don't know why you received that - there is no license to buy. Mikogo is freeware i.e. it's 100% free.
Mikogo for free, Skype for free - there aren't any costs involved.
I'll look into this and let you know. There must be a reason behind that screenshot.

Cheers
Steffen

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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2008, 06:44:13 AM »
Few similar freeware for screen sharing that I've come across recently:

http://www.yuuguu.com/index.php

http://yugma.com/

http://www.nchsoftwa...om/screen/index.html
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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2008, 07:24:22 AM »
Thanks, Steffen. In the meantime I installed the same on my laptop with Vista and here it seems to be running well (but so far I didn't have a chance to test it on a real connection). On the XP machine (from where the screenshot was taken) I uninstalled, restarted, reinstalled, but the problem is always the same. If you need some more details, just let me know. (Skype 3.8.0.115 on both machines.)

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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2008, 11:22:46 AM »
Mikogo says the problem is solved, but:
 (see attachment in previous post)
Well, I thought it's too simple to be true...

Thanks yksyks. As discussed before, it seems to just be a minor issue due to the difference between the Skype Extras Gallery and Extras Manager - something that can be resolved simply by clicking:
Tools > Do More > Organize your Extras > Options
Followed by the button "Update now"/"Refresh Licenses".

Thanks for testing it, for your feedback and for the above tip - much appreciated!

Once again, rest assured that the Mikogo Skype Extra is 100% free - there is no license to purchase.

Cheers,
Steffen

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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2008, 12:38:39 PM »
Mikogo is a dream come true.  I got my mother in law's laptop fixed up from 2500 miles away, and now she (finally) thinks I'm not just good-looking, but smart too!
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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2008, 01:23:13 PM »
Mikogo is a dream come true.  I got my mother in law's laptop fixed up from 2500 miles away, and now she (finally) thinks I'm not just good-looking, but smart too!

 ;D

Mikogo seems really nice.

I finally opted for logMeIn though -- my mother and father virtually have nothing to do, except from running the little LogMeIn applet. But I had no real reasons for choosing it over Mikogo as I hadn't tried it!! LogMeIn just worked so I thought... I might as well keep it...

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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2008, 08:17:23 AM »
Mikogo is a dream come true.  I got my mother in law's laptop fixed up from 2500 miles away, and now she (finally) thinks I'm not just good-looking, but smart too!

Hey
mrainey, it's great to see that you're really liking Mikogo. And great to know that we're bringing families closer together  :D

Mikogo seems really nice.

I finally opted for logMeIn though -- my mother and father virtually have nothing to do, except from running the little LogMeIn applet. But I had no real reasons for choosing it over Mikogo as I hadn't tried it!! LogMeIn just worked so I thought... I might as well keep it...

Armando, if you do have a moment to check out Mikogo, feel free to let me know how it goes for you. I'm not sure of all the needs you may have for a screen sharing program. However if you're ever searching for a free screen sharing program where you can switch presenters, access remote control, select only certain applications for sharing, transfer files, and is Skype compatible - then i hope you'll consider using Mikogo.

Cheers,
Steffen


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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2008, 03:31:58 PM »
Yes, Mikogo actually seems like it would be good for my own personal use... I'll check it out when I have the time. Thanks!

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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2008, 12:18:44 AM »
What is the difference between Mikogo and UltraVnc? I use ultravnc here in my lan.

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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2008, 04:48:45 AM »
... Just now I discovered the Mikogo Skype Extra--..

https://extras.skype.com/1610/view :
 (see attachment in previous post)
+ same Skype page:
 (see attachment in previous post)

Just wanted to quickly let you know that there is a new URL for the Mikogo Skype Extra: https://extras.skype.com/1672/view
Sorry that i did not inform you all about this earlier.

Yes, Mikogo actually seems like it would be good for my own personal use... I'll check it out when I have the time. Thanks!
Great, feel free to let me know how it goes when you have a moment.

What is the difference between Mikogo and UltraVnc? I use ultravnc here in my lan.

As a Mikogo Team member i would probably have a biased view, but i'll just quickly let you know a couple of things that may interest you about Mikogo:
Ports - Mikogo uses standard ports (80; 443). When connecting over the Internet with VNC, you would have to open other ports to obtain a connection with another's computer. This is not always possible from all computers. Also, not everyone knows how to do this. Mikogo's ultimate advantage is that it uses the standard ports which are already in use when you're browsing the Internet. So using Mikogo is configuration and setup free. With just a couple of mouse clicks you'll automatically be in a screen sharing session.
IP addresses - with Mikogo you don't need to know the other computer's current IP address to gain a connection.
Security - Mikogo uses an industry-leading 256-AES end-to-end encryption.

If both you and the user of the connecting computer know how to configure and open ports, then VNC could work ok for you. Likewise if you are using it just on a LAN and not over the Internet. However VNC is more for the advanced experienced users, whereas Mikogo was designed for everyone as a tool that simply works: free and easy-to-use.
When you want to connect to a friend's computer over the Internet, give Mikogo a go. And when you have a moment, feel free to let me know how you find it.

Hope that helps

Cheers,
Steffen
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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2008, 05:47:25 AM »
I can confirm what Steffen is saying - Mikogo is VERY simple to use (probably less than 2 minutes to download and configure). All the other users you are conecting to are the session ID number and a link to the no install client app - so they just click a single webpage link and type a numerical code that you give them - they are then up and you are connected. You can even request a fixed session ID so you can always use the same one!

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Re: Mikogo: share screen or access remote PC
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2008, 06:59:41 PM »
Thanks Steffen I will give a try. I will need to control my machine from another state. This would be a good test. I will have multiple vnc clients running in case of failures