My team has some users on Linux, and one benefit Slack has is a Linux client. Without a Linux client on Microsoft Teams, some orgs may have to turn away in favor of Slack so everyone can participate without keeping a browser open all the time.
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I think they get it. Note that the requestor is a Microsoft employee.
I do agree, though, that when the W3C Notifications API is complete, apps can use that to provide a consistent notification experience on Linux.
As mentioned, I hope the Linux client is not teased and then not available, though. If it is only teased, please remove the link so you're not infuriating people.
Muditha Jayath Chathuranga commented
Absolutely, yes! We need that!
Tobias Loewenhofer commented
Please give us that Client - there is a huge base of Devs worldwide which are still using Slack and that would be an Killerargument to switch!
I agree ! It would me very useful to have it on Linux
This is absolutely essential. My team is made up of a mixture of Linux and Windows users.
Reuben Swartz commented
I would really appreciate it
Its really must have
It would be kinda smart to actually have a Linux installer when it says "download for Linux" Instead of a damn .EXE file.. you are giving my hopes up and just breaking it Down in an Instant :(
This is really a must have, you need to get notified when there is a message on a chat. This could also be done by using the notifications api like in chrome
Graeme Baker commented
The biggest wall I just hit with my dev team was this exact thing. Hipchat has a Linux client too, and people have complained about the web client being sluggish.
People also accidentally close a browser tab down and then they forget about it.
Linux client please!
When I visit Teams in a web browser it displays one big button that says:
> Download Microsoft Teams for Linux
> (We recommend it)
That sounds promising, but it just serves me a Windows executable. https://i.imgur.com/8mRpvor.png
If there was a linux client, none of our development staff would have a leg to stand on on why we should not use this product over Slack.
Totally agree a Linux client is a MUST. Throw in a fully functioning Skype client as well. We have a handfull of devs that have Linux desktops, and we're moving to a full SfB UC system. Supporting Linux is a must have.
Also an additional black eye is that when you visit the Team site on Linux to use the web portal, a download button is at the top stating the Linux client is better and faster. That's great! Then click on the button and it downloads a Windows .exe install file. Hhmmm.
Anton Pettersson commented
Yeah, a must have. Real dev people use Linux. ;)
Michael Baumann commented
We still need a fully featured Skype for Business solution for Linux. There's now a chance to integrate everything (including voice/video (group) chats and screen-sharing) into a Teams Linux client that integrates into Office 365 and works x-platform. If that is still not happening, I don't see how you will be able to compete with slack, Hangouts etc.
Simon Ransome commented
I would support the case for a Linux client - webapps are fine in an emergency or for occasional ad-hoc use, but they are often very poor at notifications, so I find I tend to miss a lot of stuff that's going on.
Zoheb Ishfaq commented
The SwiftKey team would greatly benefit from a native Linux client, as we have a large Linux user base too.
Kyle Frazer commented
I agree, this would be useful. The webapp is a passable stopgap on Linux, but it doesn't have proper notification support (on my setup, at least).
Arden Shackelford commented
Though, to play devils advocate here (Though I agree with OP), most people have a web browser open anyway. So really, having a desktop client is actually the thing that's causing people to have "one more thing" open.