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Linux client

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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      • Jon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd like to echo the sentiments of the other commenters here and say thanks for bringing it back. It's encouraging to know you guys are flexible to feedback. Kudos to you.

      • Blair commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm so happy you've brought this back into the backlog and actively figuring out how to accelerate the process. We'd love to use Microsoft Teams as our comms system here but we can have over a thousand developers and visual effect artists on Linux workstations.

      • Sam Hall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just to reiterate, without this feature we can not use Teams as it's useless since many people in our "teams" that might otherwise be able to use Teams have Linux desktops. As such, most people are using Discord.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thanks for putting it on the backlog again. Our dev team really need chat+audio+video+screen share working on our linux workstations.

      • Allan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thanks for keeping this alive. The user base is really broader than the Office 365 users, think about the guest users, meeting attendees, guest users.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thank you for keeping this on the backlog. 'Hope to see a native Linux client soon, or at least a fully functional Web client.

      • Mark Liederbach commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thank you very much for reconsidering. It's speaks volumes to this platform that you're listening to this feedback.

      • Ayush Sagar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        are you saying that you cant find a single linux dev on the planet? you guys are just mad. time to move to slack

      • A commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

        Seriously?

      • Matt Korich commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

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