Best video conferencing/distance learning tools?

Paul Boddie paul at
Fri May 1 22:34:55 UTC 2020

On Thursday 30. April 2020 20.39.01 Carsten Agger wrote:
> I'm thinking og buying a low-power-consumption but powerful computer to
> set up as a video conferencing/communication server at home as a
> contribution to a very apparent need and as an alternative to FaceTime,
> Zoom and whatever.

I would be interested to know what hardware choice you make, in fact.

(I have been looking at low-power desktop solutions, but I am now starting to 
think that various embedded/industrial computers that might have been viable 
once upon a time are now likely to struggle with the bloated Web experience 
and GPU-heavy desktop effects bonanza imposed on us today.)

> Do people have experience with this? I've tried having a Jitsi Meet
> instance once and found it difficult to tweak for really good performance.
> I'm tempted to go with BigBlueButton - it seems to have everything and
> promises to be easy to install.
> Do anyone have experience running these things for practical use?

I don't have any such experience, but I did just encounter the following 
document of potential interest:

This is obviously pertinent to the FSFE Wiki page about remote working, too.


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