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.
We’re pleased to announce the Teams client for Linux is now available for preview. Please see details at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Microsoft-Teams-is-now-available-on-Linux/ba-p/1056267.
Please note the supported Linux distributions are: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS*, 18.04 LTS, Fedora 30 Workstation, RHEL 8 Workstation, CentOS 8. We are working to unblock CentOS 7, and it will be available soon.
Ayush Sagar commented
Not everyone at my company is excited for Office 365 because it doesn’t support push notifications that would come from a native linux client. All soft devs in my company have ubuntu linux desktops because our stack is entirely linux based.
Shaun Mills commented
Don't be webex they have only view only support for linux clients
Lets be 21st century and let us engineers who use Linux as the main os be able to use the product like macos.
are you saying that you cant find a single linux dev on the planet? you guys are just mad. time to move to slack
The most weird thing is,
MS Teams uses Electron to port webapp to Mac client.
Now MS points out it's hard to make a Linux client while Electron actually supports Linux.
It's good to see such a positive response to feedback!
Vinícius Ferrão commented
Thank you for reconsidering this.
Matt Korich commented
Ughh. Linux really is a "must" in when talking about Java developers (any developer really) and IT pros. We can't get IT off skype (they have it rigged somehow to get messages on other channels) to Teams without a serious fight on Linux support for the client. Teams will not penetrate to the IT engineers without Linux client support.
Please please please please please do NOT make this horrible "Apple-esque" mistake yet again by failing to support Linux, a known "must-fly" zone across tech companies.
Thank you! We're excited for the future of Linux support
Doug Rohm commented
Glad you re-opened this. Hopefully you realized this is something wanted very badly and will get prioritized accordingly. Fingers crossed MS still loves linux.
Christian Wilkie commented
This is pretty disapplointing. It means that I believe team will lose the battle for communications with Slack. And honestly it is putting us as IT in a bad spot because we were pushing towards teams for phone and everything...now maybe that push is a waste. Will now look at other products and instead of moving from Skype for Business to Teams for phone, will find another phone system as chat and communication will probably end in Slack.
You want to decline the request to build this electron app on Linux to focus on our other requests?... we won't have any other requests because we'll be using something else.
[Deleted User] commented
Well, there you have it "Microsoft <3 Linux", back to SLACK it is.
David Connolly commented
very disappointed that over 5300 Linux users voices are heard but not heeded. Please put the effort into true cross browser support.
Mark Liederbach commented
As a member of a team of developers, I can tell you that this is very disappointing. Not much reason to keep this as our collaboration tool if we can't use a dedicated client on our primary workstations.
so disappointed!! i really need screensharing on linux
This is rather disappointing with how vested our company is within the Microsoft/Office365/Azure architecture. Tough blow to the users using Linux, we've been waiting for better support to make the full swap from legacy communication methods to Teams, however this makes the decision much easier for other methods.
If a Linux client is to not be made, can we at least get better native browser notification support? Our users constantly miss messages in our initial testing of Teams.
James Blessing commented
So, Electron builds on Linux (within certain constraints), and all you have to do is change the user agent presented in order to get it to work for voice (something that Electron allows you to do).
Sounds like someone is deliberately holding this back rather than being technically stymied.
Mario Sánchez commented
Don't worry, my company is happy to use Slack