So I've seen the commercials on TV about GoToMeeting for a while, but I never had a opportunity to try it out. Yesterday, I had a conference call with a web client about a application we're developing and going over some server requirements to pull it off. Early in the call, the client recommend that we have this meeting using GoToMeeting, since there were some graphic design topics that they needed to discuss with me and a marketing director.
He quickly created a invite and that was emailed to us. I clicked on the link and installed a plugin on my Windows machine. I'm not sure if this would work via Linux, I thought I'd take the safe route, since we were in the middle of the meeting when the invite was sent to me. Literally, within minutes we were all meeting and I could see the client's desktop. He said he was the "presenter" and because of that we would be looking at his desktop, but apparently others could take control of his desktop if we needed that access. Pretty interesting. This worked really well to see the graphic layout and to discuss a Visio diagram he had.
After it was all done, I was curious about the security. I went to GoToMeeting.com and discovered that the connection is encrypted using 128bit AES encryption. I also saw that it supports Mac, but I didn't initially see if it was supported by Linux or not.
Either way, I was very impressed with the service and signed up for the free trial. I have another meeting next week, with a different client, and I'll try out the "presenter" point of view. Right now they're offering a 30 day free trial. Since I have meetings on a regular basis and often have to send or receive documents and screen snaps just to be on the same page as everyone else, this really makes great sense for me.