FreeBSD-friendly web meeting service

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I am looking for a web meeting or teleconferencing service that works with FreeBSD. I know WebEx does not work well with any *nix, and I was thinking Zoom, which works well with Linux, would work with FreeBSD, but upon trying to join a Zoom meeting today, Zoom did not give me the option to use my computer for audio. Any suggestions?
 
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Thanks, Lamia. I have taken a look at Apache OpenMeetings, but it appears to require setting up a server to host such meetings. I realize now that I should have been more clear in what I am looking for so I have edited the thread title and initial post accordingly. I am looking for a service that is hosted by someone else. My job involves occasionally getting on screen-sharing sessions with customers to troubleshoot their issues. Even if I did set up Apache OpenMeetings, I doubt it would be trivial for customers to join like it is with WebEx and Zoom, where upon clicking on the meeting URL a client binary is easily downloaded and installed. Or am I wrong about that?
 
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Thanks again, Lamia. I like what I am seeing with AnyDesk so far. I will have to try it out between my FreeBSD machine and Windows PC tomorrow. Kudos to the AnyDesk folks for considering FreeBSD users.
 
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I'm also going to give Google Meetings a shot tomorrow, for my team uses it for weekly meetings anyway.
 
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Google Meetings never seemed to pick up my headset this morning, unfortunately. FreeBSD was definitely aware of it because I tested the sound on YouTube and used some website to test my microphone getting picked up. I've decided to postpone my plan to switch from Windows (*gasp* I know) to FreeBSD on my work laptop because the issue I was having with it recently, which had led me down the path of considering a *nix OS to replace it, appears to be fixed. So I won't get to try out AnyDesk anytime soon.

For the record, I still love using FreeBSD as my personal desktop OS and my firewall host OS. This was at least an interesting experiment, but it is time to move onto other projects in my personal time.
 
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