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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This is absolutely essential. My team is made up of a mixture of Linux and Windows users.
Reuben Swartz commented
I would really appreciate it
Its really must have
It would be kinda smart to actually have a Linux installer when it says "download for Linux" Instead of a damn .EXE file.. you are giving my hopes up and just breaking it Down in an Instant :(
This is really a must have, you need to get notified when there is a message on a chat. This could also be done by using the notifications api like in chrome
Graeme Baker commented
The biggest wall I just hit with my dev team was this exact thing. Hipchat has a Linux client too, and people have complained about the web client being sluggish.
People also accidentally close a browser tab down and then they forget about it.
Linux client please!
When I visit Teams in a web browser it displays one big button that says:
> Download Microsoft Teams for Linux
> (We recommend it)
That sounds promising, but it just serves me a Windows executable. https://i.imgur.com/8mRpvor.png
If there was a linux client, none of our development staff would have a leg to stand on on why we should not use this product over Slack.
Totally agree a Linux client is a MUST. Throw in a fully functioning Skype client as well. We have a handfull of devs that have Linux desktops, and we're moving to a full SfB UC system. Supporting Linux is a must have.
Also an additional black eye is that when you visit the Team site on Linux to use the web portal, a download button is at the top stating the Linux client is better and faster. That's great! Then click on the button and it downloads a Windows .exe install file. Hhmmm.
Anton Pettersson commented
Yeah, a must have. Real dev people use Linux. ;)
Michael Baumann commented
We still need a fully featured Skype for Business solution for Linux. There's now a chance to integrate everything (including voice/video (group) chats and screen-sharing) into a Teams Linux client that integrates into Office 365 and works x-platform. If that is still not happening, I don't see how you will be able to compete with slack, Hangouts etc.
Simon Ransome commented
I would support the case for a Linux client - webapps are fine in an emergency or for occasional ad-hoc use, but they are often very poor at notifications, so I find I tend to miss a lot of stuff that's going on.
Zoheb Ishfaq commented
The SwiftKey team would greatly benefit from a native Linux client, as we have a large Linux user base too.
Kyle Frazer commented
I agree, this would be useful. The webapp is a passable stopgap on Linux, but it doesn't have proper notification support (on my setup, at least).
Arden Shackelford commented
Though, to play devils advocate here (Though I agree with OP), most people have a web browser open anyway. So really, having a desktop client is actually the thing that's causing people to have "one more thing" open.