TrueConf for Linux: Video Conferencing for All Popular Distributions
16 October 2014
A newly released version of TrueConf for Linux 1.0.5 now features support for popular system distributions such as CentOS, Fedora, and openSUSE, and also introduces many new features and tools.
TrueConf is pleased to announce that the new version of TrueConf for Linux supports a wider range of Linux-based operating systems. In previous versions, TrueConf applications were available for Debian and Ubuntu, but now TrueConf video conferencing is also available for users of CentOS, Fedora, and openSUSE.
As well as being available on a wider range of Linux distributions, TrueConf for Linux has increased the number of possible simultaneous participants for symmetric and asymmetric conferences from 16 to 25. Users will find placing calls, using instant messaging, and accessing profiles to be easier and more comfortable. Address Book and Call History features are now fully supported. Users can now view contact info and call details – date, time, and conference mode, and user profiles now include more detailed information.
Collaboration tools for TrueConf Linux now include the Desktop Sharing feature. Users may broadcast their desktop or separate window to other participants instead of their camera image during calls and video conferences. Instant messaging has also been improved, with notifications for incoming messages. Group chat logs from every conference are saved in a separate history.
“The number of Linux solutions, including video conferencing ones, will grow in accordance with the popularity of Linux as a desktop operating system,” says Valentin Makarov, RUSSOFT President. “Currently, there are Linux-based distributions of video messengers (e.g. Skype), but many corporate video conferencing systems allow [participants] to use web-based clients which require only a browser with an audio/video plugin. The share of Linux in the corporate segment will keep growing; this is connected to the growth in popularity of architectures based on thin clients, where user’s workspace is just a terminal connected to the server, usually a "cloud" service. So, we should expect to see more cloud video conferencing systems that do not depend on platforms.”
“Since Linux is getting popular around the world, its share among business users is growing, thus creating a demand for compatible video conferencing products,” comments Michael Gotalsky, TrueConf CEO. “Taking into account that Microsoft changes support conditions for different distributions of Skype for different operating systems, it is reasonable to wonder if there still will be an available version of this software for Linux. Right now we provide not just a substitute for Skype, but a fully functional enterprise video conferencing system – TrueConf for Linux.”
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