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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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      • Bob P commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We're invested into the Microsoft Office environment, but for teams we really have no other choice than to stay on Slack. With clients for Windows, Linux, (both Red hat and Ubuntu), Mac, Android and iPhone, it's really a no brainer.

      • Janne Kohvakka commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Linux client and/or Chrome notification plugin would really be needed to be able to get Teams through in my organization. Please priorize this!

      • dijuremo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1

        Not just a Linux client is needed, but also make it so that the web version of Teams also recognizes browsers like Chromium. It is such a pain to have to fake your browser ID each time to get teams to load in the web interface.

      • Ray commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This needs to happen asap since this simply will not work for any of our dev's workflow at all. How can we manage teams if you don't support and entire platform? Absolutely essential this is a native client as well. Seriously once you have it just use the open build service from opensuse to provide high quality and rigorous testing of the app across more than 26 distros.

      • Mitch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is built on Electron, right? VisualStudio Code is, and works just fine. Is there any way that some of the coders out here in 'userland' can help directly?

      • Asad Khan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The development team is running linux - they decided not to move to Teams until it provides a native client.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We really need a linux client. Even if it's just a wrapper for the web application.
        But to have a status icon in the taskbar and receive system notifications are both
        must have features before we will migrate from slack.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a must feature to even start discussing adoption of MS Teams. Please make it happen.

      • Daniel Cramer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm really disappointed that this is back under review. It's crucial for a smooth company wide communication whenever Linux users are involved. A lot of times those are the developers, and ours are currently blocking MS Teams exactly for this reason (and also because there's still no Skype for Business solution for Linux, not even via WebRTC).

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