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Realtime Collaboration with Gobby and Kobby on Linux

Feb 25, 2011, 07:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)


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"There are many ways in which Linux users can collaborate. You can use white boards, chats, full-on cloud-based office suites, CMS tools, and more. But what if you are wanting to collaborate quickly and efficiently on text-based documents? What do you use? If you're a fan of free and open source software, you turn to either Gobby or Kobby.

"Gobby and Kobby are both outstanding real-time collaborative text editors for the GNOME and KDE desktops (respectively). Both are easy to install, easy to use, and are two of the most efficient means of collaboration you will find, outside of face-to-face. Let's get these tools up and running and see how they work.

"Installing Gobby

"I will demonstrate both of these tools on a Ubuntu 10.10 desktop system. For installation purposes, the translation to other desktops should not be much of a challenge."

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