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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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    on the backlog  ·  Suphatra responded  · 

    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

    Suphatra

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      • Ondro Mihályi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A strong Linux user here, using Windows or Mac isn't an option. I found out that Teams mostly works in Chrome (though not in Chromium or Firefox), but still a meeting doesn't recognize my camera and screensharing isn't supported.

        It would be enough to recognize my camera and add screensharing support to Chromium, although full Linux client is always better.

        I'm using Ubuntu here, so supporting Wayland protocol for screensharing would be ideal. Look at https://github.com/foss-project/green-recorder how it does it.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        No fear, Microsoft! You are Not evil, any more. Minimum Business Support for Linux Users doesn't harm you. Go Forward, Open your mind!!!

      • Arijit Roy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Teams should have all OS compatible. Screen sharing option should be available in web version.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        And make sure it works on Chromebooks that run Linux. As the focus shifts from Android tablets to Chromebook ones we lose the ability to join meetings or make phone calls that we had with Android only devices.

      • Henrik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Cant agree more with previous comments, "at least make screen sharing work on the web version...."

      • MIka Vuokko commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        More and more people are selecting Linux Desktop for their daily driver.

        Since Mac client is based on Electron.js WHY is it taking so long to make Linux version? You could drop outlook, onedrive and videoconfering integrations from the first version. I think one coder could do this port in a very short period of time when those are dropped.

        Just give a us a solid version where chat and other basic functions work like in the web version. There is really no love for linux here.

      • Brian Cowan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please accelerate this. I have to bounce between multiple OS's, and this is something of a glaring hole.

        This has become more important since my organization blocked the api calls used by the Lync/Office Communicator Pidgin plugin.

      • ConcernedDev commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would really hate M$ less if you guys provide native linux app most employees are forcing me to use....

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi, we are moving from Slack to Teams in a large org. Please at least make screen sharing work on the web version....

      • Ivan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We just need to stick with not trusted 3rd parties electron wrappers with our Corporate logins and passwords. And everything should be fine. Really

      • Shawn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We're moving from Slack to Teams, but you'd make that much easier if you add Linux support + desktop sharing then I can complete the move fully...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So how's the source code release coming along?

        Please use free (GPL) license if you really want some help and not just expose your services to security *********** testing.

      • Andreas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a weird business decision. You claim to love linux, and except for adding some powershell and bash either way, a Skype alpha and VS Code I don't see much effort to prove that you love linux. I presume you only love it since it's free code up for grabs?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need Linux client for teams.as our engineers working in multiple platform like Mac, windows, Linux.overal teams is fine but one of the main disadv is lack of Linux client.

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