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.
Hey guys, thanks for the feedback – we hear you loud and clear. After talking this over with the Engineering team, I confirmed this will remain on the backlog and we are actively considering how to accelerate.
Tweet me if you have any questions! @skprufo
Daniel Farina commented
Get this thing on flathub.org. Just about every Electron application of note is: why not this one?
M W commented
can anyone (@Suphatra) explain, why there is 11 out of 16 suggestions with less votes than linux client "in progress", yet this one is not? Are you guys even able to get the "top of the backlog" idea? Something is really really wrong...
Please, do not postpone it for the next two years... There is still a lot of MSTeams client's renouncements you can avoid, yet there are coming closer with every day of IGNORING this issue.
Mike Fenna commented
Now that Suphatra has left Microsoft, can someone else please confirm that this is still on the backlog and that Microsoft is still 'actively considering how to accelerate'?
Yes please. Linux client would be great
Hey, i am pretty happy using the web client on linux. Actually web client opens up faster than the app. But you guys deliberately are not providing screenshare or calling function on web so we are forced to stick with theawindows app. Stop these excuses and atleast make web version fully functional for us linuxers
Linux and MS are now the best buddies, no? Linux on Win and all that Jazz, should be simple to port the code to Linux with the tools you have.
@Eric Nichols - Teams developers don't care. This candidate should use the "one and only" Windows on his machine.
Eric Nichols commented
I'm an internal Microsoft employee, and I need to talk to candidates for job openings. Today I had a candidate who only had access to a Linux computer.
Please accelerate development of the Linux client; it's causing problems in recruiting in cases like this. N.B. that my machine doesn't have access to Skype any more.
Michael J. Ryan commented
I guess MS would rather we resort to using a GPL client on linux.
Michael J. Ryan commented
Given that you guys (Microsoft) are able to release electron based products (VS Code, SQL Command Studio) with cross platform builds, that includes Linux. I find it very hard to believe that you are seriously unable to deliver on this request. In fact, I was surprised to see it on here, as I'd assumed it would have already been available. This is actually ridiculous.
Hipchat is going and people will be moving to Slack, when they should have been moving to Teams.
On the backlog ... kill it already so, we the people looking like idiots, can once again say, yes we know, it should be possible and it should be included within our contract/licenses but no they are not delivering. Yes this means we need additional money.
You can't have such a highly wanted request that is a center piece in collaboration for organizations to be up in the air for that long ... frustrated, yes, moving forward, yes we shall.
[Deleted User] commented
2 years and counting ;-(
trying to make a decision to switch from Slack for my organisation of ~100 people. Quite a few of us run Ubuntu
Jamel B commented
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Helcio Ricardo commented
Pois é... eu também tenho vários devs no meu time que usam Linux e o cliente web não é tão funcional quanto o desktop. Espero que eles tirem esse ano do backlog.
Élysson MR commented
2 years and it still in the backlog :(
Ali Yousefi Sabzevar commented
Also, Please don't forget to provide it as distro independent or at least cover two major upstreams (Fedora/RedHat/CentOS and Ubuntu/Debian/Mint), so you will cover about 95% of Linux users by providing .rpm and .deb packages.
It's interesting; if you look at the number of votes of open suggestions, this one is near the top, yet they're ignoring it for now.