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I like to use / view Ubuntu software online. I meet a lot of people who don't know Ubuntu, and sometimes I want to show them more than screen shots / recording.

Is there any way I can show them Ubuntu software like Nautilus / Shotwell / Firefox / Libreoffice/ Unity interface online?

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I don't want them to browse the software-center i want them to VIEW/USE ubuntu software like nautilus shotwell and possibly the entire unity interface. –  blade19899 Sep 21 '12 at 12:59
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Ah, you might want to try ubuntu.com/tour then –  jokerdino Sep 21 '12 at 13:00
    
@jokerdino thanks, looks good, it's not the real deal, but that is to be expected from html* writen os... btw i found this link try.cloud.ubuntu.com to try cloud.ubuntu. I don't know what cloud.UBUNTU is (something with storage?) but i saw a while back a linux-os which you can use via webbrowser (Y-os/eyeos???) is that the same thing as cloud.ubuntu.com. try ubuntu out via webbrowser? –  blade19899 Sep 21 '12 at 13:11
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Wow it's possible cloud.ubuntu.com/2010/11/show-off-ubuntu-desktop-on-cloud –  blade19899 Sep 21 '12 at 13:19
    
It may be too late to save this question with editing (3 close votes already) but maybe a new one 'Can I show people an interactive Ubuntu desktop demo online'? @Anwar's answer below would be perfect, it's what I show people. For some reason, even other experienced computer users sometimes think Ubuntu & Linux has no GUI, and is command line only. They are shocked when I show them the tour. Go figure... –  Tom Brossman Sep 21 '12 at 21:37
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Go to http://www.ubuntu.com/tour/en/. You can directly show them the awesome Ubuntu software center from within your browser!!.

You should have flash plugin installed in Firefox. If you use chrome, you will be fine. To install flash use the below link:

flashplugin-installer Install flashplugin-installer

or using this command in terminal

 sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Here is a screenshot running Ubuntu software center (full demo Ubuntu actually) inside a browser

enter image description here

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You can record your monitor screen or your can click photos of your desktop.
To Click Photos :

  • Press the screenshot button on your keyboard.
  • For further information visit this link.

To record your desktop :

  • Install an application called recordmydesktop

    sudo apt-get install recordmydesktop recordmydesktop-gtk

  • For further information visit this link.

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You could definitely run an Ubuntu instance on some cloud provider and use VNC to "show" it. You can also use the web Gtk backend like this.

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