Windows Remote Assistance Equivalent – iChat Screen Sharing Alternatives

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Remote Desktop similar to Teamviewer?

I'm used to being able to help my parents through iChat screen sharing on OS X and Remote Assistance on Windows. Is there something that has the same workflow (no setup, works through NATs and firewalls) available for Ubuntu? I'd be very nervous about migrating them to Ubuntu without the ability to help them remotely.

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Ubuntu has been shipping Empathy for a few releases. It uses the Telepathy framework, which does all the heavy lifting. All you need to do is set up your parents to use gtalk (or some other jabber service) in the chat application, and then when they want to ask you for help, they right click on your name in the name list, and select Share my desktop. My answer to this question has more information.

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