A web based live demo for Ubuntu

Leigh Honeywell leigh at hypatia.ca
Tue Mar 17 03:00:05 UTC 2009

Richard Seguin wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> As a result of hearing a lot of my friends complain about their 
> experiences with Vista I have been pondering ways to make things easy 
> for them when it comes to test driving Ubuntu.  Our live CD is 
> absolutely amazing, it is not only useful but it is a great test drive 
> experience.  What if we could make things a little MORE easier though, 
> like provide a live demo of the desktop via the web.  I am thinking of 
> something that can be accessed through a webpage (probably via a plugin) 
> that allows the person to interact with the Ubuntu desktop without 
> having to reboot their machine or burn something to a CD.   My first 
> question is do we have anything like that already out there that is not 
> commercial?  Also it is important that it is locally run, I want to 
> customize it and tweak it.
> Any ideas?

Here's one, though it's not web-based: script the installer for Virtual 
Box to boot into an Ubuntu VM.  It'll be a big download, but could be 
really easy to set up.

Alternatively, getting them to VNC into your machine as MCR suggests 
should work too, and then you can hold their hand a bit more.


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